Etymology
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hortative (adj.)

"encouraging, inciting," 1620s, from Latin hortativus "that serves for encouragement," from hortat-, past participle stem of hortari "to exhort, urge, incite," from PIE root *gher- (2) "to like, want."

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Definitions of hortative

hortative (adj.)
giving strong encouragement;
Synonyms: exhortative / exhortatory / hortatory
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