-ative

-ative

a combination of -ate1. and -ive, used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1, (regulative ); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of -ate1, used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin: normative.

Origin:
< Latin -ātīvus, equivalent to -āt(us) -ate1 + -īvus -ive

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-ative
 
suffix forming adjectives
of, relating to, or tending to: authoritative; decorative; informative
 
[from Latin -ātīvus, from ātus-ate1 + īvus-ive]

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