(noun, adjective)


1. producing an effect

- poverty as a causative factor in crime

Similar word(s): abortifacient, activating, actuating, anorectic, anorexigenic, causal, conducive, contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary, errhine, fast, inducive, inductive, motivating, motivative, motive, motor, precipitating, responsible, sternutative, sternutatory

Sentences with causative as an adjective:

- The ablative is a causative case.


1. (linguistics) An expression of an agent causing or forcing a patient to perform an action (or to be in a certain condition).