Definition of Hortative

1. Adjective. Giving strong encouragement.

Exact synonyms: Exhortative, Exhortatory, Hortatory
Similar to: Encouraging
Derivative terms: Exhort, Exhort



Definition of Hortative

1. a. Giving exhortation; advisory; exhortative.

2. n. An exhortation.

Definition of Hortative

1. Adjective. (comparable) Urging, exhorting, or encouraging. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: grammar not comparable) Of a mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement. ¹

3. Noun. (grammar) A mood or class of imperative subjunctive moods of a verb for giving strong encouragement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hortative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hortative

horsily
horsiness
horsinesses
horsing
horsings
horsons
horst
horste
horstes
horsts
horsy
horsy set
hortation
hortations
hortative (current term)
hortatively
hortatives
hortatory
hortensia
hortensial
hortensias
horticultor
horticultors
horticultural
horticulturalist
horticulturalists
horticulturally
horticulture
horticultures

Literary usage of Hortative

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1. Grammar of the Temne Language by Christian Frederick Schlenker (1864)
"hortative. § 417. 1) If the hortative Mood is to be carried on with several verbs, the second and the following may assume the form of finite verbs, ..."

2. Greek Lessons Prepared to Accompany the Grammar of Hadley and Allen by Robert Porter Keep (1892)
"(hortative Subjunctive.) 128. EULE 3.—The optative is used to express a wish that something may happen: " may I learn ! " (Optative of Desire.) 129. ..."

3. Hebrew Grammar of Gesenius by Wilhelm Gesenius, Moses Stuart (1846)
"Jussive and hortative in the Imperfect, and Imperative. 1. Some small compensation for the want, which the He- ..."

4. The Public School Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools, Colleges, and by Benjamin Hall Kennedy (1890)
"Dubitative, Concessive, Optative, hortative uses. 340. Permissive and exhorting use of 2nd Pers. Conjunctive ; Prohibitive use. 341. v. ..."

5. The Classical Papers of Mortimer Lamson Earle by Mortimer Lamson Earle (1912)
"This usage may be explained as derived from the 'hortative' : but there is ... In the hortative the subject of the verbal form includes the person or ..."

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