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[kaw-zuh-tiv] /ˈkɔ zə tɪv/

acting as a ; producing (often followed by of):
a causative agency; an event causative of war.
Grammar. noting . The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan “to cause to be full; to fill.”.
Grammar. a word, especially a verb, noting , as made in He made me eat the apple.
(grammar) relating to a form or class of verbs, such as persuade, that express causation
(often postpositive) and foll by of. producing an effect
the causative form or class of verbs

early 15c. (as a noun), from French causatif, from Latin causativus, from causa (see cause (n.)).


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