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 (ĭg-zôr′tə-tĭv) also ex·hor·ta·to·ry (-tôr′ē)
Acting or intended to encourage, incite, or advise.
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(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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.exhortative - giving strong encouragement
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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In contrast to the mostly cerebral engagement of modernist fiction with religious experience recently argued for by Pericles Lewis, these texts are shown to retort affirmatively and exhortatively to the widespread crisis of faith of their time with literary (re)visions of scriptural apocalyptic prophecy.
Another idea was to see Dunbar as a writer, working within extant European and developing American literary traditions, rather than as an advance man for some sort of "Negro Literature." As William Dean Howells and, more recently and exhortatively, Professor Braxton, noted there is a connection with Robert Bums.
According to social cognitive theory, behavioral changes, whether instated behaviorally, vicariously, exhortatively, or emotionally, are mediated by a common cognitive mechanism, what Bandura called self-efficacy, defined as one's expectations of coping successfully with fear-arousing situations.