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Definition of Hortatory

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encouraging, stimulating
Hortatory Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.
  
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hortatory
\hor"ta*to*ry\ (?), a. [l. hortatorius.] giving exhortation or advise; encouraging; exhortatory; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.

GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
Giving exhortation or advice; marked by strong urging; encouraging; inciting; as, a hortatory speech.
EG:[H]e later gave up the ministry in the conviction that he could reach thousands with his beguiling pen and only hundreds with his hortatory voice. --Carl Van Doren, The American Novel, 1789-1939
Instead of "Home Run, Jack," the hortatory message that greets the batter at the plate is the subliminal one that surfaces: "Run Home, Jack." --Marjorie Garber, Symptoms of Culture
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. giving strong encouragement
(synonym) exhortative, exhortatory, hortative
(similar) encouraging
Hortatory Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The imperative is a grammatical mood that forms commands or requests, including the giving of prohibition or permission, or any other kind of exhortation.

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