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agentive

[ey-juh n-tiv] /ˈeɪ dʒən tɪv/
adjective, Grammar
1.
pertaining to, or productive of, a form that indicates an agent or agency.
2.
(in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role or case of a noun phrase that indicates the volitional or primary causer of the action expressed by a verb.
noun
3.
an agentive word or suffix.
4.
the agentive case.
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British Dictionary definitions for agentive

agentive

/ˈeɪdʒəntɪv/
adjective
1.
(in some inflected languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, indicating the agent described by the verb
2.
(of a speech element) indicating agency: ``-er'' in ``worker'' is an agentive suffix
noun
3.
  1. the agentive case
  2. a word or element in the agentive case
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