inceptive definition by Webster's New World
- beginning; introductory; initial
- Gram. expressing the beginning of an action
Origin: Old French inceptif ; from Late Latin inceptivus ; from Classical Latin inceptus: see inception
an inceptive verb or form, as in Latin
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- inceptively adverb
inceptive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Incipient; beginning.
- Grammar Inchoative.
Grammar An inchoative verb.