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 (ĭg-zôr′tə-tĭv) also ex·hor·ta·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
Acting or intended to encourage, incite, or advise.


(ɪgˈzɔr tə tɪv)

also ex•hort•a•to•ry

(ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

1. serving or intended to exhort.
2. pertaining to exhortation.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
ex•hort′a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exhortative - giving strong encouragement
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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Esrefoglu's poetry is alternately confessional and exhortative, exuberant and sober.
Beginning with the exhortative first line of "Campo I" (and hence the opening of the manuscript)--"[?
This treatise has been rendered into present-day Spanish, while preserving the exhortative nature of Knox's discourse, particularly observable in long sentences with various subordinates and parenthetical remarks and the profusion of rhetorical questions and exclamations.
789, 798 (1984) (arguing that the value of the duty of care is in its "socializing and exhortative impact").
the manual and the prayer, represented in The Schoole, characterised by the dominance of exhortative, adhortative, and instructive text type features.
Notably McCahill concludes the discussion by stating that the humanist reform program never moved beyond the exhortative stage because humanist authors wrote only for a Latinate curial audience.
From the Christian's perspective, for whom the New Testament is so familiar, it is difficult to know which texts will be taken as inspiring or beautiful or exhortative and which will be viewed as tainted or painful or horrific.
Based on this reading, Alfie proposes an interpretation of the dolce stil novo as simply laudatory verse with no ulterior motive, literature which mores away from Latini's definition of all poetry as tenzoni due to its exhortative nature.
Then this theological expression loses its exhortative connotation, which remains inserted into a binary scheme (the incitement to go beyond the physical senses and to develop the spiritual and most valuable ones), and acquires an ontological meaning.
And somehow, I also don't think I'll ever feel one-fifth as appreciated by my readers, who at Tablet have been impossible-to-miss presences, tremendously appreciative, incredibly generous, enthusiastic and exhortative, and apparently glad to be here.
Elliptical and often exhortative like actual laments, these fragments were presented as transcripts or stylistic recreations of actual lamentation performed by the bereaved.
The exhortative potential of the imagined return of the Lord had been exploited by other writers.