American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or constituting a transitive verb that renders to a thing a certain character or status and that in English can take an objective complement modifying its direct object, such as make in That makes me angry, or elect in We elected him Treasurer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causative; effective; expressive of making or causing: in grammar said of a verb which takes, besides its object, a further adjunct expressing something predicated of that object: thus, they made him a ruler; to call a man a coward; to paint the house red. The adjunct predicated of the object is called a factitire or objective predicate (sometimes, less correctly, a factitive object).
- n. In grammar, a factitive verb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Causing; causative.
- adj. (Gram.) Pertaining to that relation which is proper when the act, as of a transitive verb, is not merely received by an object, but produces some change in the object, as when we say, He made the water wine.
- New Latin factitīvus, from Latin factitāre, to do, practice, frequentative of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“a participle becoming an attribute complement definition of extended beyond its factitive sense”
“[Footnote: It will be seen by this and following examples that we extend the application of the term _objective complement_ beyond its primary, or factitive, sense.”
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List of genuine words and phrases containing the string fact-, -fact-, or -fact. Beginning with ventifact and stupefaction.
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