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hortatory

[ hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech.
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Origin of hortatory

First recorded in 1580–90; from Late Latin hortātōrius “encouraging,” equivalent to hortā(rī) (see hortative) + -tōrius -tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM hortatory

hor·ta·to·ri·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hortatory

hortatory

hortative (ˈhɔːtətɪv)

/ (ˈhɔːtətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
tending to exhort; encouraging

Derived forms of hortatory

hortation, nounhortatorily or hortatively, adverb

Word Origin for hortatory

C16: from Late Latin hortātōrius, from Latin hortārī to exhort
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