Causative meaning

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(linguistics) An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (to be in a certain condition).
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The definition of causative is something or someone that produces an effect or expresses an effect.

An example of something causative is the pushing of one domino to make a whole line of them fall.

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Causative is defined as a word, typically a verb, that has the meaning of causing something to happen.

An example of a causative is the word "enable," which means that a person helps to cause something to happen.

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Functioning as an agent or cause.
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Expressing causation. Used of a verb or verbal affix.
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Producing an effect; causing.
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Designating a word or form that expresses causation.

“fell” is a causative verb meaning “to cause to fall”

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A causative word or form.
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Acting as a cause.
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Expressing a cause or reason; causal.

The ablative is a causative case.

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Origin of causative

  • From French causatif, from Latin causativus (“causative, pertaining to a lawsuit, accusative”), from causa (“cause”); see cause.
    From Wiktionary