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[hawr-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈhɔr təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/

urging to some course of conduct or action; exhorting; encouraging:
a hortatory speech.
/ˈhɔːtətərɪ; -trɪ/
tending to exhort; encouraging

1580s, from Middle French hortatoire and directly from Late Latin hortatorius “encouraging, cheering,” from hortatus, past participle of hortari “exhort, encourage, urge, incite, instigate,” intensive of horiri “urge, incite, encourage,” from PIE root *gher- “to like, want” (cf. Old English giernan “to strive, desire, yearn;” Gothic gairnei “desire;” Greek khresthai “to lack, want; use, make use of,” kharis “grace, favor,” khairein “to rejoice, delight in;” Sanskrit haryati “finds pleasure, likes,” harsate “is aroused;” Avestan zara “effort, aim;” Russian zhariti “awake desire, charm”).


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