causative

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EtymologyEdit

From French causatif, from Latin causativus ‎(causative, pertaining to a lawsuit, accusative), from causa ‎(cause); see cause.

AdjectiveEdit

causative ‎(not comparable)

  1. acting as a cause
    • Francis Bacon
      Causative in nature of a number of effects.
  2. (linguistics) expressing a cause or causation
    The ablative is a causative case.

NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

causative

  1. feminine plural of causativo

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