Definitions for factitiveˈfæk tɪ tɪv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fac•ti•tiveˈfæk tɪ tɪv(adj.)
of or pertaining to a verb that expresses the idea of rendering in a certain way and that takes a direct object and an additional word or phrase indicating the result of the process, as made in
They made him king.
Origin of factitive:
1840–50; < L factit(āre) to do often
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