desiderative

desiderative

[dih-sid-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
having or expressing desire.
2.
Grammar. (of a verb derived from another verb) expressing desire to perform the action denoted by the underlying verb, as Sanskrit pi-patiṣ-ati “he wishes to fly” from pát-ati, “he flies.”
noun
3.
Grammar. a desiderative verb.

Origin:
1545–55; < Late Latin dēsīderātīvus. See desiderate, -ive

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desiderative (dɪˈzɪdərətɪv)
 
adj
1.  feeling or expressing desire
2.  (in certain languages, of a verb) related in form to another verb and expressing the subject's desire or intention to perform the act denoted by the other verb
 
n
3.  a desiderative verb

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