[ hawr-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˈhɔr tə tɪv /
Origin of hortative
Related formshor·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·hor·ta·tive, adjectiveun·hor·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for hortative
Hortative, hort′a-tiv, adj. inciting: encouraging: giving advice—also Hort′atory.
The Parson, under high excitement, rained his hortative oratory upon me.
Word Origin and History for hortative
c.1600, from Latin hortativus, from past participle stem of hortari "to exhort" (see hortatory).
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