conative

[kon-uh-tiv, koh-nuh-]
adjective
1.
Psychology. pertaining to or of the nature of conation.
2.
Grammar. expressing endeavor or effort: a conative verb.
noun
3.
Grammar. a conative word, affix, or verbal aspect.

Origin:
1680–90; conat(ion) + -ive

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conative (ˈkɒnətɪv, ˈkəʊ-)
 
adj
1.  grammar denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the effort of the agent in performing the activity described by the verb
2.  of or relating to conation

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conative
1836, from L. pp. stem of conari "to endeavor, to try" + -ive.
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In terms of the cognitive and conative processes that occur in the brain, the above quote is absolutely the case.
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