stative

stative

[stey-tiv]
adjective Grammar.
(of a verb) expressing a state or condition, as like, want, or believe, and usually used in simple, not progressive, tenses: I liked them. I want some. I will never believe it.
Compare nonstative.


Origin:
1625–35; < Neo-Latin statīvus, Latin, equivalent to stat(us) (past participle of stāre to stand) + -īvus -ive

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stative (ˈsteɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  Compare nonstative denoting a verb describing a state rather than an activity, act, or event, such as know and want as opposed to leave and throw
 
n
2.  a stative verb
 
[C19: from New Latin stativus, from Latin stāre to stand]

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