causative

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From French causatif, from Latin causātīvus (causative, pertaining to a lawsuit, accusative), from causa (to cause); see cause (verb) and -ive.

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causative (not comparable)

  1. acting as a cause
  2. (linguistics) expressing a cause or causation
    The ablative is a causative case.

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causative (plural causatives)

  1. (linguistics) An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).

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causative

  1. feminine singular of causatif

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causative

  1. feminine plural of causativo

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