causative (not comparable)
- acting as a cause
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- (linguistics) expressing a cause or causation
- The ablative is a causative case.
- Spanish: causativo
- French: causatif
causative (plural causatives)
- (linguistics) An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).