adjective Date: 15th century serving to exhort

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  • Exhortative — Ex*hor ta*tive, a. [L. exhortativus: cf. F. exhortatif.] Serving to exhort; exhortatory; hortative. Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exhortative — index hortative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exhortative — 1. adjective a) Appearing to exhort; in an urging manner. In sections (5.2.7 10.) three special prohibitive moods were identified and described: negative imperative, negative exhortative and monitory. b) Inflected hortative verb form that a… …   Wiktionary

  • exhortative — exhortatively, adv. /ig zawr teuh tiv/, adj. 1. serving or intended to exhort. 2. pertaining to exhortation. Also, exhortatory /ig zawr teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1400 50; late ME < L exhortativus, equiv. to exhortat(us) (ptp. of exhortari to… …   Universalium

  • exhortative — adj. strongly encouraging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exhortative — a. Exhortatory, hortatory …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exhortative — ex·hor·tative …   English syllables

  • exhortative — ex•hort•a•tive [[t]ɪgˈzɔr tə tɪv[/t]] also ex•hort•a•to•ry [[t]ɪgˈzɔr təˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. 1) serving or intended to exhort 2) pertaining to exhortation • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L ex•hort′a•tive•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • exhortative — /əgˈzɔtətɪv/ (say uhg zawtuhtiv), /ɛg / (say eg ) adjective 1. serving or intended to exhort. 2. relating to exhortation. Also, exhortatory …   Australian English dictionary

  • exhortative — adjective giving strong encouragement • Syn: ↑exhortatory, ↑hortative, ↑hortatory • Similar to: ↑encouraging • Derivationally related forms: ↑exhort (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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