agentive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ā'jun-tiv), [key]
— adj. Gram.
  1. pertaining to, or productive of, a form that indicates an agent or agency.
  2. (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role or case of a noun phrase that indicates the volitional or primary causer of the action expressed by a verb.
  1. an agentive word or suffix.
  2. the agentive case.
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