hortatory 1580s, from M.Fr. hortatoire and directly from L.L. hortatorius "encouraging, cheering," from hortatus, pp. of hortari "exhort, encourage, urge, incite, instigate," intensive of horiri "urge, incite, encourage," from PIE root *gher- "to like, want" (Cf. O.E. giernan "to strive, desire, yearn;" Goth. gairnei "desire;" Gk. khresthai "to lack, want, use," kharis "grace, favor," khairein "to rejoice, delight in;" Skt. haryati "finds pleasure, likes," harsate "is aroused;" Avestan zara "effort, aim;" Rus. zhariti "awake desire, charm").

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  • hortatory — index hortative, informative, informatory, persuasive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hortatory — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ intended to exhort someone to do something. ORIGIN Latin hortatorius, from hortari exhort …   English terms dictionary

  • hortatory — [hôr′tətivhôr′tə tôr΄ē] adj. [LL(Ec) hortatorius < pp. of L hortari, to incite, encourage, freq. of horiri, to urge, encourage < IE base * ĝher , to desire > YEARN, Gr charis] 1. serving to encourage or urge to good deeds 2. exhorting;… …   English World dictionary

  • hortatory — 1. adjective /ˈhɔː.tə.təɹ.i,ˈhɔɹ.tə.tɔɹ.i/ Giving exhortation or advice; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting. Not in a curse but in a hortatory appeal. Syn: protreptic 2 …   Wiktionary

  • hortatory — adjective Date: 1576 hortative, exhortatory < hortatory sermons > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hortatory — hortatorily, adv. /hawr teuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech. [1580 90; < LL hortatorius encouraging, equiv. to horta(ri) (see HORTATIVE) + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hortatory — hor•ta•to•ry [[t]ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging: a hortatory speech[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; < LL hortātōrius encouraging =hortā(rī) (see hortative) + tōrius tory I… …   From formal English to slang

  • hortatory — /hɔˈteɪtəri / (say haw taytuhree), /ˈhɔtətri / (say hawtuhtree) adjective encouraging; inciting, exhorting; urging to some course of conduct or action: a hortatory address. {Late Latin hortātōrius encouraging} …  

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