causative

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caus·a·tive

 (kô′zə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Functioning as an agent or cause.
2. Expressing causation. Used of a verb or verbal affix.

caus′a·tive n.
caus′a·tive·ly adv.
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causative

(ˈkɔːzətɪv)
adj
1. (Grammar) grammar relating to a form or class of verbs, such as persuade, that express causation
2. (and foll by: of) producing an effect
n
(Grammar) the causative form or class of verbs
ˈcausatively adv
ˈcausativeness n
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caus•a•tive

(ˈkɔ zə tɪv)

adj.
1. acting as a cause; producing (often fol. by of): a causative agent.
2. expressing causation, as the verb fell “to cause to fall” or the suffix -en in sharpen “to cause to become sharp.”
n.
3. a word or form expressing causation.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
caus′a•tive•ly, adv.
caus′a•tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.causative - producing an effect; "poverty as a causative factor in crime"
noncausal, noncausative - not causative
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Translations

causative

[ˈkɔːzətɪv] ADJcausativo
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causative

adj factorverursachend; (Gram) → kausativ
n (Gram) → Kausativ nt
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causative

[ˈkɔːzətɪv] adjcausativo/a
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causative

a. causal, etiológico-a.
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