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Definition of the adjective agentive

What does agentive mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [linguistics] Indicating an agent or agency (as -er in lexicographer).
  2. [linguistics] Pertaining to a grammatical agent that performs the action of the verb.

Definition of the noun agentive

What does agentive mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agentives

  1. [linguistics] A word having this construction.

Phrases with agentive

  1. agentive role
  2. Agentive Nominalisation

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Google previewMentalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disorders (2016)

A Practical Guide by Anthony Bateman, Peter Fonagy

Being made to feel agentive is a cue for enhanced social communication, which encourages the acceptance and acquisition of information that can be generalized beyond the current situation (in other words, it may have a longterm impact on ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

A first person agentive prefix (t-) 1/2.A first and second person agentive prefix LP first person patientive prefix (ku-) l.POSS first person possessive prefix 1/2.PL first and second person ...

Google previewAdvances in Generative Lexicon Theory (2012)

by James Pustejovsky, Pierrette Bouillon, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Chungmin Lee

First, a noun class like kotunge 'mackerel' does not need to have extended agentive qualia.

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Zaiwa (2 Vols.) (2010)

by Anton Lustig

THEAGENTIVE/INSTRUMENTAL SUFFIX <-(N)eq1> The symbol (N) of the agentive/instrumental suffix <-(N)eq1> indicates an optional initial nasal which is homorganic with the final plosive of the preceding form. Section 7.6 has already ...

Google previewNorthern Sierra Miwok Dictionary (1987)

by Catherine A. Callaghan

agent -pa - agentive, impersonal - * a- agentive, instrumental - * a--fe- , -n*a- agentive, ...

Google previewThe Lexicon in Acquisition (1995)

by Eve V. Clark

Here, C coins a novel agentive noun by adding the affix -er ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition (2 vols) (2015)

Third Revised Edition by Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Joaquín Sanmartín

agentive (case, Hurr.) Akk. Akkadian Alal. Alalakh Alal.

Google previewTümpisa (Panamint) Shoshone Dictionary (1989)

by Jon Philip Dayley

afternoon tapeni, tapenikin again pinnasü agentive form (N sfx) -ttü aid tümaapüatu, maapuatu, hanningkun 419 aim mapunih(an) « maponih(an) airplane yütsütün alfalfa pohmaa(ppüh) ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

accusative active adjective adjective adverb adverb affix agreement agreement agentive allative aorist adjective applicative argument article sign aspect ...

Google previewAn English-Hindustani Dictionary (1905)

by George Speirs Alexander Ranking

Ster, (feminine agentive termination) [Skt. Ч; т]. Stercoraceous, К dg» 'mail kd, К „А: päns kä. Stereotype, u ...

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

adverbialiser adversative actor focus affirmative affective agent/agentive alienable allative animate antipassive ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Brain and Language (2010)

by Harry A. Whitaker

addressee; agent; agentive; argument; author abessive ablative absolutive accusative active; actor adjunct adessive adjective, -ival adjective phrase adverb(ial) adverbial phrase affective; affix ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2E1N1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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