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factitive

Class:

adjective

Etymology:

New Latin factitīvus, from Latin factitāre, to do, practice, frequentative of...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Causative | CAUS

a form that indicates that a subject causes someone or something else to do or be something, or causes a change in state of a non-volitional event. All languages have ways to express causation, but differ in the means. Some languages have morphological... (43 of 4756 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

factitive [grammar] | factitively [adverb, derived]

denoting a verb taking a direct object as well as a noun in apposition, as for example "elect" in "they elected John president", where "John" is the ... (27 of 288 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/factitive

American Heritage Dictionary:

factitive | factitively [adverb, related]

Of or constituting a transitive verb that renders to a thing a certain character or status and that in English can take an objective complement ... (25 of 68 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/factitive

Oxford Dictionary:

factitive

Syllabification: (fac·ti·tive) | [linguistics] | [verb] having a sense of causing a result and taking a complement as well as an object, as in he ... (23 of 64 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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

factitive [linguistics, verb]

having a sense of causing a result and taking a complement as well as an object, as in he appointed me captain (22 of 61 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/factitive

New World Dictionary:

factitive [grammar]

designating or of a verb that expresses the idea of making, calling, or thinking something to be of a certain character, using a noun, pronoun, or ... (26 of 54 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

factitive [grammar]

noting or pertaining to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or ... (28 of 50 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/factitive

Merriam-Webster:

factitive | factitively [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or being a transitive verb that in some constructions requires an objective complement as well as an object (21 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/factitive

Wiktionary:

factitive | Causative [synonym, sense-specific] | Factive [synonym, sense-specific]

[linguistics, verb] Causative | [linguistics, rare, verb] Factive. (7 of 12 words, 2 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

factitive

describes a verb that takes a direct object and a complement. An example is "appoint" in "They appointed her Head of Department" where "her" is the ... (26 of 65 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610203​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

factitive

Origin: New Latin factitīvus, from Latin factitāre, to do, practice, frequentative of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

factitive [grammar]

First use: 19th century

Origin: from New Latin factitīvus, from Latin factitāre to do frequently, from facere to do

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/factitive

Oxford Dictionary:

factitive

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: modern Latin factitivus, formed irregularly from Latin factitare, frequentative of facere "do, make"

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

New World Dictionary:

factitive [grammar]

Origin: Modern Latin, factitivus, irregular from Latin factus, past participle of facere, "do"

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Merriam-Webster:

factitive

First use: 1846

Origin: probably from Latin factitare to do habitually, frequentative of facere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/factitive

Encarta Dictionary:

factitive

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: modern Latin factitivus from Latin factitare "do again" from fact-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861610203​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

factitive [grammar]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "factitive"

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the Free Dictionary:

factitive

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "factitive"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "factitive" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

factitive

Audio: English pronunciation of "factitive"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

factitive

Audio: North American pronunciation of "factitive"

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YourDictionary Audio:

factitive

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "factitive"

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