[ ek-ser-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈɛk sər ə bəl /


susceptible of being persuaded or moved by entreaty.

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


ex·o·ra·bil·i·ty, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for exorable

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

    L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
  • If a placable and exorable Providence, make thyself worthy of the divine help and assistance.

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

British Dictionary definitions for exorable

/ (ˈɛksərəbəl) /


able to be persuaded or moved by pleading

Derived forms of exorable

exorability, noun

Word Origin for exorable

C16: from Latin exōrābilis, from exōrāre to persuade, from ōrāre to beseech
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012