causative


causative

adjective

  1. acting as a cause; producing (often followed by of): a causative agency; an event causative of war.
  2. Grammar. noting causation. The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan “to cause to be full; to fill.”

noun

  1. Grammar. a word, especially a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.

adjective

  1. grammar relating to a form or class of verbs, such as persuade, that express causation
  2. (often postpositive and foll by of) producing an effect

noun

  1. the causative form or class of verbs
adj.

early 15c. (as a noun), from French causatif, from Latin causativus, from causa (see cause (n.)).

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