agentive definition by Webster's New World
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: agent plush -ive, modeled on genitive
an agentive form or affix, as the suffix -er in roller
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- agentival adjective
agentive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of or relating to a linguistic form or construction that indicates an agent or agency, as the suffix -er in singer.noun
An agentive form or construction.