Definition of Factitive

1. a. Causing; causative.



Definition of Factitive

1. Adjective. (linguistics of a verb) Causative ¹

2. Adjective. (linguistics rare of a verb) Factive. ¹

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Definition of Factitive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factitive

factious
factiously
factiousness
factiousnesses
factis
factises
factitial
factitial dermatitis
factitious
factitious disorder
factitious disorders
factitious purpura
factitious urticaria
factitiously
factitiousness
factitive (current term)
factitively
factive
factiveness
factivity
factless
factoid
factoidal
factoids
factor
factor 3
factor A
factor B
factor D
factor E

Literary usage of Factitive

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1. Philological Studies: With English Illustrations by Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Ferdinand Becker (1857)
"The above are examples of the real factitive relation. There are examples also of the moral factitive relation ; as, ' He advised them to peace ..."

2. A Grammar of the German Language by Karl Ferdinand Becker, J. W. Fraedersdorf (1855)
"All those completing objects are comprehended under 280 the factitive relation which express the effect, exerted by the predicate either upon the suffering ..."

3. Essentials of English Grammar by William Dwight Whitney (1885)
"OBJECTIVE OR factitive PREDICATE. 369. We have seen above (85O etc.) that a predicate adjective or noun is one which, being added to a verb, forms part of ..."

4. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"It is not possible to assign any one meaning to the suffix. a. The group derived from comparative adjectives have usually factitive meaning: ..."

5. The Essentials of the English Sentence by Elias J. MacEwan (1900)
"Make king = crown. Sing to sleep = quiet. Examples in which verbs are derived from corresponding adjectives may make this still plainer: — factitive ..."

6. A Latin Analyst on Modern Philological Principles by Josiah Willard Gibbs (1858)
"Proposition with factitive Object. Skie Philol. Stud. pp. 24, 30, 69 ff. 242. ... This is called the factitive object. The Latin verbs concerned in the ..."

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