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a•gen•tive



Pronunciation: (ā'jun-tiv), [key]
adj. Gram.
1. pertaining to, or productive of, a form that indicates an agent or agency.
2. (in case grammar) pertaining to the semantic role or case of a noun phrase that indicates the volitional or primary causer of the action expressed by a verb.

n.
1. an agentive word or suffix.
2. the agentive case.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

agentivalagent noun

 

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