- adjective Linguistics denoting a verb that assigns the status of an established fact to its object (normally a clausal object), e.g. know.
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Factive — Fac tive, a. Making; having power to make. [Obs.] You are . . . factive, not destructive. Bacon. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
factive — I. ˈfaktiv, tēv, təv adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin factivus, from Latin factus + ivus ive 1. obsolete : having power to make : constructive 2. a. of a … Useful english dictionary
factive — factivity, n. /fak tiv/, Ling. adj. 1. (of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn t realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had … Universalium
factive — adjective Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true. You cant say he discovered that the moon is made of green cheese, because discover is a factive verb and the moon isnt made of green cheese … Wiktionary
-factive — adjective combining form Etymology: faction making ; causing < putrefactive > … New Collegiate Dictionary
factive — (verb) A construction in which the use of a verb presupposes the truth of an embedded clause: ‘I remember that we were there in January’; ‘he realizes that the game is up.’ See also success word … Philosophy dictionary
Factive — Fac·tive (fakґtiv) trademark for a preparation of gemifloxacin mesylate … Medical dictionary
factive — indicating causation Grammatical Cases … Phrontistery dictionary
-factive — fac·tive … English syllables
factive — fac·tive … English syllables