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conative

Class:

adjective

Etymology:

Latin conatus, past participle of conari "to endeavor, to try" + "-ive".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Conation

a term that stems from the Latin conatus, meaning any natural tendency, impulse, striving, or directed effort. It's one of three parts of the mind, along with the affective and cognitive. In short, the cognitive part of the brain measures intelligence,... (41 of 4766 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

conative

[grammar] denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to indicate the effort of the agent in performing the activity described by the verb | of ... (26 of 264 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

conative

Entry from World dictionary | [philosophy, psychology] : of or involving conation. | [grammar] : denoting a word or structure that expresses attempted ... (21 of 69 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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conative [philosophy, psychology]

of or involving conation. | [grammar] : denoting a word or structure that expresses attempted action as opposed to action itself, for example at in he ... (25 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

conation | impulse [sense-specific, synonym] | conative [adjective, related]

an inclination (as an instinct, a drive, a wish, or a craving) to act purposefully; "impulse" [sense-specific] (17 of 48 words, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

conation [psychology] | conational [adjective, related] | conative [adjective, related]

The aspect of mental processes or behavior directed toward action or change and including impulse, desire, volition, and striving. (19 of 40 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

conative

[psychology] pertaining to or of the nature of conation. | [grammar] expressing endeavor or effort. | [grammar] a conative word, affix, or verbal ... (21 of 31 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

conative

having to do with conation | [linguistics] expressing endeavor or effort: said of an aspect of certain verbs, as in Arabic (20 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

conative | connative | conational [synonym]

Of or pertaining to a striving action. (7 of 15 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

conative

First use: 1836

Origin: Latin conatus, past participle of conari "to endeavor, to try" + "-ive".

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Oxford Dictionary:

conative

First use: late 19th century

Origin: Latin conat- "endeavoured" (from the verb conari) + "-ive"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/conative

Wiktionary:

conative | connative

Origin: Latin conatio ("an act of attempting")

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

conative

Audio: British English pronunciation of "conative"

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the Free Dictionary:

conative

Audio: British English pronunciation of "conative"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

conative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conative"

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YourDictionary Audio:

conative

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conative" by speech synthesizer

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