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stative

[stey-tiv] /ˈsteɪ tɪv/
adjective, Grammar
1.
(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
1625-1635
1625-35; < New Latin statīvus, Latin, equivalent to stat(us) (past participle of stāre to stand) + -īvus -ive
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stative

/ˈsteɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
denoting a verb describing a state rather than an activity, act, or event, such as know and want as opposed to leave and throw Compare nonstative
noun
2.
a stative verb
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin stativus, from Latin stāre to stand
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