Meaning of causative
Pronunciation: (kô'zu-tiv), [key]
- acting as a cause; producing (often fol. by of&hasp;): a causative agency; an event causative of war.
- noting causation. The causative form of to fall is to fell. Gothic -jan is a causative suffix in fulljan “to cause to be full; to fill.”
- a word, esp. a verb, noting causation, as made in He made me eat the apple.
- causative (Thesaurus)