Definition of Factitive. Meaning of Factitive. Synonyms of Factitive

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Definition of Factitive

Factitive
Factitive Fac"ti*tive a. [See Fact.] 1. Causing; causative. 2. (Gram.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when we say, He made the water wine. Sometimes the idea of activity in a verb or adjective involves in it a reference to an effect, in the way of causality, in the active voice on the immediate objects, and in the passive voice on the subject of such activity. This second object is called the factitive object. --J. W. Gibbs.

Meaning of Factitive from wikipedia

- Look up causative or factitive in Wiktionary, the free dictionary....
- suffixes in many daughter languages. *-h₂-ti ~ *-h₂-n̥ti. This formed factitive verbs from adjective stems. As above, the thematic vowel was retained...
- feminine behavior in men. Effeminate comes from Latin effeminātus, from the factitive prefix ex- (from ex 'out') and femina 'woman'; it means 'made feminine...
- doubling the first root consonant (yqtl). the D-stem (functioning as a factitive): the forms must have been /qittil/ in the suffix conjugation, /yaqattil/...
- stative verbs in *-ē- (cf. similar verbs in the Latin -ēre conjugation), factitive verbs in *-ā- (cf. the Latin -āre conjugation), and o-grade causatives...
- facsimile, fact, faction, factional, factionary, factious, factitious, factitive, factor, factorable, factorial, factory, factotum, factual, facture, facultative...
- extension makes an intransitive verb transitive, and a transitive verb factitive. Together, the reciprocal and causative extension make the repetitive...
- have no foundation in any neuter category. *-eh₂- seems to have formed factitive verbs, as in *new-eh₂- "to renew, make new again", as seen in Latin novāre...
- meaning of 'exchange'. Semantically this frequentative should be considered factitive, thence arriving at a verb that would mean 'to cause to be given in exchange'...
- plural) FA ****ure actor FAC FACT (a) factive evidential/mood, factual; (b) factitive (A-FACT NP 'make NP A') FAM familiar, as for familiar register (as the...
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