from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Hortatory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Urging, exhorting, or encouraging.
- adj. Of a mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement.
- n. A mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giving exhortation; advisory; exhortative.
- n. An exhortation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving exhortation; encouraging; inciting.
- n. An address intended to incite or encourage; an exhortation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving strong encouragement
Late Latin hortātīvus, from Latin hortātus, past participle of hortārī, to exhort; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hortātīvus, from hortor ‘exhort’. (Wiktionary)