Gram. of or producing a grammatical form that denotes the doer of a given action or the means of bringing about a given result
Origin of agentiveagent + -ive, modeled on genitive
an agentive form or affix, as the suffix -er in roller
Of or relating to a linguistic form or construction that indicates an agent or agency, as the suffix -er in singer.
An agentive form or construction.
- (linguistics) A word having this construction.