desiderative definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, associated with, or revealing need.
    • Grammar Designating a clause, a sentence, or in some languages an inflected verb kind that expresses need.
    • Denoting desire.
  • noun:
    • A verbal mood that has the concept of “wanting to complete something”, within languages such as Ancient Greek and Sanskrit.
    • An object of desire.
    • A verb created from another verb by a change of cancellation, and articulating the need of doing whatever is indicated by the ancient verb.
    • An object of need; something desired.
    • In grammar, a verb created from another verb, and revealing a desire to do the activity implied when you look at the ancient verb.
  • others:
    • Having or implying desire; articulating or denoting need: as, a desiderative verb.
    • regarding a desiderative verb.

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