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).