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frequentative

Definition:

a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

frequentatives

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

freq. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Late Latin frequentativus, from Latin frequentare ("to do or use often"); see...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Frequentative | frequentative form | FREQ | FR

of a word is one which indicates repeated action. The frequentative form can be considered a separate, but not completely independent word, called a frequentative. The frequentative is no longer productive in English, but in some languages, such as ... (39 of 1996 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

frequentative [grammar]

denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to express repeated or habitual action | (in English) denoting a verb or an affix having meaning ... (25 of 284 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

frequentative

[grammar] : (of a verb or verbal form) expressing frequent repetition or intensity of action. | a frequentative verb or verbal form (for example ... (23 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frequentative

Wiktionary:

frequentative | frequentatives [plural] | iterative [synonym, sense-specific]

[grammar] Serving to express repetition of an action. | [grammar] Refers to a subclass of imperfective verbs that denote a repeated action, no longer productive in English, but found in e.g. Finnish, Latin, Russian, and Turkish. (35 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frequentative

Random House Dictionary:

frequentative [grammar]

noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing repetition of an action. | the frequentative aspect. | a verb in the frequentative aspect, as ... (22 of 34 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/frequentative

American Heritage Dictionary:

frequentative

Expressing or designating repeated action. | A frequentative verb or verb form. (11 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frequentative

Macmillan British Dictionary:

frequentative [linguistics]

expressing an action that is often repeated (7 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/frequentative

Merriam-Webster:

frequentative

denoting repeated or recurrent action or state [used of a verb aspect, verb form, or meaning] (16 of 29 words, pronunciation)

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

New World Dictionary:

frequentative

[grammar] expressing frequent and repeated action | [grammar] a frequentative verb (10 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frequentative

Columbia Encyclopedia:

verb

part of speechtypically used to indicate an action. English verbs are inflected for person, number, tense and partially for mood; compound verbs ... (22 of 172 words)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

verb

a word or phrase that describes an action, condition or experience (11 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/verb

Encarta Dictionary:

frequentative

describes a verb, verb form, or affix that expresses repeated action (11 of 25 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613511​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

frequentative

Origin: Late Latin frequentativus, from Latin frequentare ("to do or use often"); see frequent. Surface analysis is frequent + -ative.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/frequentative

Oxford Dictionary:

frequentative

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: French fréquentatif, -ive or Latin frequentativus, from frequens, frequent- "crowded, frequent"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/frequentative

American Heritage Dictionary:

frequentative

Origin: Latin frequentātīvus, from frequentātus, past participle of frequentāre, to repeat, from frequēns, frequent-, frequent.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frequentative

New World Dictionary:

frequentative

Origin: Latin frequentativus from frequentare, to frequent

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/frequentative

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

frequentative [grammar]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "frequentative"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

frequentative [linguistics]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "frequentative"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/frequentative

Macmillan American Dictionary:

frequentative [linguistics]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "frequentative"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/frequentative

the Free Dictionary:

frequentative

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "frequentative"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "frequentative" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

frequentative | frequentatives [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "frequentative"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

frequentative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "frequentative"

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YourDictionary Audio:

frequentative

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

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