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conative

[kon-uh-tiv, koh-nuh-] /ˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-/
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
1680-1690
1680-90; conat(ion) + -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.
British Dictionary definitions for conative

conative

/ˈkɒnətɪv; ˈkəʊ-/
adjective
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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Word Origin and History for conative
adj.

1836, from Latin conat-, past participle stem of conari "to endeavor, to try" (see conation) + -ive.

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