exhortative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exhortativus, from exhortatus, akin to English exhort +‎ -ative

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɨɡˈzɔɹtətɪv/

Adjective[edit]

exhortative (comparative more exhortative, superlative most exhortative)

  1. (comparable) Appearing to exhort; in an urging manner.
  2. (grammar, not comparable) Inflected hortative verb form that a speaker uses to avidly encourage a listener.
    • 1994, Hein van der Voort, A grammar of Kwaza, Mouton de Gruyzer, page 528
      In sections (5.2.7-10.) three special prohibitive moods were identified and described: negative imperative, negative exhortative and monitory.

Noun[edit]

exhortative (plural exhortatives)

  1. The exhortative mood.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

exhortative” in Wikipedia.