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causative

[kaw-zuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
acting as a cause; producing (often followed by of ): a causative agency; an event causative of war.
2.
Grammar. noting causation. The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan “to cause to be full; to fill.”
noun
3.
Grammar. a word, especially a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin causātīvus, equivalent to causāt(us) caused (see causation) + -īvus -ive

causatively, adverb
causativeness, causativity, noun
intercausative, adjective
noncausative, adjective
noncausatively, adverb
noncausativeness, noun
uncausative, adjective
uncausatively, adverb
uncausativeness, noun
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causative (ˈkɔːzətɪv)
 
adj (and foll by of)
1.  grammar relating to a form or class of verbs, such as persuade, that express causation
2.  producing an effect
 
n
3.  the causative form or class of verbs
 
'causatively
 
adv
 
'causativeness
 
n

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causative
c.1420, from Fr. causatif, from L. causativus, from causa (see cause).
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