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causative

caus·a·tive

causative

pronunciation:
kaw z tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having an effect; serving as an agent or cause (often fol. by of).
a causative force
definition 2: indicating causation, as some forms of verbs.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a word, esp. a verb, or a word element that expresses causation, such as "made" in "She made me fix the machine".
derivations: causatively (adv.), causativeness (n.)