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hor·ta·tive

 (hôr′tə-tĭv)
adj.
Hortatory.

[Late Latin hortātīvus, from Latin hortātus, past participle of hortārī, to exhort; see gher- in Indo-European roots.]

hor′ta·tive·ly adv.
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hor•ta•to•ry

(ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

adj.
urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech.
[1580–90; < Late Latin hortātōrius encouraging =hortā(rī) (see hortative) + -tōrius -tory1]
hor′ta•to`ri•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hortative - giving strong encouragement
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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hortative

adjanspornend
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