causative definition

  • adjective:
    • operating as a realtor or cause.
    • Expressing causation. Applied of a verb or spoken affix.
    • functioning as an underlying cause.
    • Effective, as a reason or broker; causing.
    • articulating a cause or reason; causal.
    • making an effect
  • noun:
    • An expression of a representative causing or pushing someone to do an action (or to take a particular condition).
    • A word which expresses or indicates a reason.
    • A form of verb or noun having causative value.
  • others:
    • Effective as a cause or a representative; causal.
    • In sentence structure, articulating causation: because, a causative verb: for example, to fell (trigger to fall), setting (trigger to sit); the causative conjugation of a verb, such as is common in Sanskrit. Additionally often put on the case where cause is expressed, since the Latin ablative.

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