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[ek-ser-uh-buh l]
  1. susceptible of being persuaded or moved by entreaty.
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Origin of exorable

1555–65; < Latin exōrābilis, equivalent to exōrā(re) to prevail upon, move by entreaty (ex- ex-1 + ōrāre to pray, beg) + -bilis -ble
Related formsex·o·ra·bil·i·ty, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Yet that exorable Russian is less an elevated realist than an evangelic socialist.


    J. K. Huysmans

  • It would be useless to appeal to the generosity of the Baron; no human sentiments governed his exorable purposes.

  • If a placable and exorable Providence, make thyself worthy of the divine help and assistance.


    Marcus Aurelius

British Dictionary definitions for exorable


  1. able to be persuaded or moved by pleading
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Derived Formsexorability, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin exōrābilis, from exōrāre to persuade, from ōrāre to beseech
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Word Origin and History for exorable


1570s, "susceptible of being moved by entreaty" (a word much rarer than its opposite), from Latin exorabilis, from exorare "to persuade" (see inexorable).

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