Inchoative meaning

ĭn-kō'ə-tĭv
At the beginning, still in an unformed state.
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(grammar) Aspectually indicating that an action is soon to begin.
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(grammar) Inflected in or relating to the inchoative aspect.
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Beginning; initial.
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Of or being a verb or verbal form that designates the beginning of an action, state, or event, such as the Latin verb tumēscēre, “to begin to swell.”
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Expressing the beginning of an action; inceptive, as, in English, through the use of the auxiliary get (Ex.: “we got going early”)
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An inchoative verb or phrase.
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Origin of inchoative

  • Latin inchoativus, incohativus: compare French inchoatif.
    From Wiktionary