[ kaw-zuh-tiv ]
/ ˈkɔ zə tɪv /
Grammar. a word, especially a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.
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- causality paradox,
- cause a commotion,
- cause célèbre,
- cause list
Origin of causative
caus·a·tive·ly, adverbcaus·a·tive·ness, caus·a·tiv·i·ty, nounin·ter·caus·a·tive, adjectivenon·caus·a·tive, adjective
non·caus·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·caus·a·tive·ness, nounun·caus·a·tive, adjectiveun·caus·a·tive·ly, adverbun·caus·a·tive·ness, noun
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/ (ˈkɔːzətɪv) /
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
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early 15c. (as a noun), from French causatif, from Latin causativus, from causa (see cause (n.)).
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