agentive definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning a linguistic type or building that shows a realtor or agency, once the suffix -er in singer.
    • suggesting a representative or company (as -er in lexicographer).
    • Pertaining to a grammatical broker that executes the activity associated with the verb.
  • noun:
    • An agentive type or construction.
    • A word having this building.
  • others:
    • In sentence structure, noting the actual situation which expresses the main topic of the transitive verb in languages where its type is different from that revealing the topic of the intransitive verb. This case is situated in many American languages, as an example, in Eskimo. Also called subjective.

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