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Related to putative: Putative father
Generally regarded as such; supposed: a foundling's putative parents.
[Middle English, from Old French putatif, from Late Latin putātīvus, from Latin putāre, to prune, think; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (prenominal) commonly regarded as being: the putative father.
2. (prenominal) considered to exist or have existed; inferred
3. (Grammar) grammar denoting a mood of the verb in some languages used when the speaker does not have direct evidence of what he is asserting, but has inferred it on the basis of something else
[C15: from Late Latin putātīvus supposed, from Latin putāre to consider]
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pu•ta•tive(ˈpyu tə tɪv)
commonly regarded as such; reputed.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin putātīvus reputed =putāt(us), past participle of putāre to think, consider, reckon]
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|Adj.||1.||putative - purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds; "the foundling's putative father"; "the putative author of the book"|
acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"
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adjective (Formal) supposed, reported, assumed, alleged, presumed, reputed, imputed, presumptive, commonly believed the putative father of the child
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putative[ˈpjuːtətɪv] (formal) adj → putatif/iveput-down [ˈpʊtdaʊn] n → humiliation fput-on [ˌpʊtˈɒn] adj (= feigned) → affecté(e)put out adj (= annoyed) → contrarié(e)
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