• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɔːzətɪv/
  • (GA) enPR: kôʹzə-tĭv, IPA: /ˈkɔzətɪv/

causative (not comparable)

  1. acting as a cause
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, “(please specify )”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: Printed [by Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554 ↗:
      quote en
  2. (linguistics) expressing a cause or causation
    The ablative is a causative case.
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causative (plural causatives)

  1. (linguistics) An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).

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