Definition - A group of semantically similar deontic moods found in some languages, especially English. Hortative moods encourage or urge.

1. There are seven hortative moods in English: the adhortative, exhortative, suprahortative, cohortative, dehortative, inhortative, and infrahortative. They differ by intensity, attitude (for or against) and in the case of the cohortative, person.

Etymology -
The term derives from the Late Latin hortatorius, encouraging or cheering, from hortatus, which is the past participle of hortari, exhort or encourage.

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