-ative



a combination of 1. and , used to form adjectives from stems in -ate1, (regulative); on this model, because of the frequency and productivity of 1 , used independently to form adjectives from stems of other origin:
normative.
suffix
of, relating to, or tending to: authoritative, decorative, informative

word-forming element meaning “of or related to; tending to,” from Latin -ativus.

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