hortative

[ hawr-tuh-tiv ]
/ ˈhɔr tə tɪv /

adjective

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Origin of hortative

1600–10; <Latin hortātīvus, equivalent to hortāt(us), past participle of hortārī to incite to action, frequentative of horīrī to encourage (akin to yearn) + -īvus-ive

OTHER WORDS FROM hortative

hor·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·hor·ta·tive, adjectiveun·hor·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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