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inceptive

[in-sep-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛp tɪv/
adjective
1.
beginning; initial.
2.
Grammar. (of a derived verb, or of an aspect in verb inflection) expressing the beginning of the action indicated by the underlying verb, as Latin verbs in -scō, which generally have inceptive force, as calēscō “become or begin to be hot” from caleō “be hot.”.
noun, Grammar
3.
the inceptive aspect.
4.
a verb in this aspect.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin inceptīvus. See incept, -ive
Related forms
inceptively, adverb
uninceptive, adjective
uninceptively, adverb
Synonyms
1. inchoative, embryonic, nascent.
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British Dictionary definitions for inceptively

inceptive

/ɪnˈsɛptɪv/
adjective
1.
beginning; incipient; initial
2.
(grammar) Also called inchoative. denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the beginning of an action
noun
3.
(grammar)
  1. the inceptive aspect of verbs
  2. a verb in this aspect
Derived Forms
inceptively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inceptively

inceptive

adj.

1650s, from French inceptif (16c.), from Latin incept-, past participle stem of incipere "to begin" (see inception).

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