desiderative


desiderative

adjective

  1. having or expressing desire.
  2. Grammar. (of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-patiṣ-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”

noun

  1. Grammar. a desiderative verb.

adjective

  1. feeling or expressing desire
  2. (in certain languages, of a verb) related in form to another verb and expressing the subject’s desire or intention to perform the act denoted by the other verb

noun

  1. a desiderative verb

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