Definition of Causative

1. Adjective. Producing an effect. "Poverty as a causative factor in crime"

Definition of Causative

1. a. Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.

2. n. A word which expresses or suggests a cause.

Definition of Causative

1. Adjective. Acting as a cause. ¹

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

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Definition of Causative

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Causative

causal ontology
causal systems
causal treatment
causative (current term)
cause a stir
cause celebre
cause célèbre
cause of action
cause of death
cause to be perceived
cause to sleep

Literary usage of Causative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Reference Grammar of Classical Tamil Poetry: 150 B.C.-pre-fifth/sixth by V. S. Rajam (1992)
"The person/thing who/which experiences the action denoted by the causative stem is different from the agent/doer of the action. ..."

2. A Greek Grammar for the Use of High Schools and Universities by Philipp Buttmann, Edward Robinson (1833)
"The regular proceeding would be, that for each of these significations there should be an appropriate verb; but so that the causative might be derived from ..."

3. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"THE causative USE OF HATAN I When it does not mean 'promise/ 'call,' or 'name,' Old English hatan is turned into Moder n English by the translators and by ..."

4. A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners, in Devanâgarî and Roman Letters Throughout by Friedrich Max Müller (1870)
"As causative verbs are conjugated exactly like verbs of the Chur class, ... The only difficulty in causative verbs is the formation of their bases, ..."

5. A Konkani Grammar by Angelus Francis Xavier Maffei (1882)
"From the given examples we may see the difference between the causative and the Non-causative (Neuter) corresponding Verb. I say "Neuter", because if it is ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1919)
"... but the results of animal experiments and im- munological studies undertaken at that time showed it to be a new species and the causative agent of seven ..."

7. A Sanskrit Grammar: Including Both the Classical Language, and the Older by William Dwight Whitney (1896)
"More anomalous cases in which the so-called causative is palpably the ... In the Prakrit, the causative stem is made from all roots by the addition of (the ..."

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