Factitive



[fak-ti-tiv] /ˈfæk tɪ tɪv/

adjective, Grammar.
1.
noting or pertaining to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or group of words indicating the result of the process, as made in They made him king.
/ˈfæktɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
(grammar) denoting a verb taking a direct object as well as a noun in apposition, as for example elect in they elected John president, where John is the direct object and president is the complement

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