Definitions for factitiveˈfæk tɪ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fac•ti•tiveˈfæk tɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of factitive:

1840–50; < L factit(āre) to do often



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Webster Dictionary

  1. Factitive(adj)

    causing; causative

  2. Factitive(adj)

    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


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