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  • adj. Making complete.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making complete.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Completing or tending to complete; making complete.


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From Latin completivus


  • The common "completive" nuance between the two concepts provides the conduit in Indo-European for the eventual restriction of non-continuous aspect to past tense even in Anatolian and the reinterpretation of the continuous in *-i as a present tense which spreads to the Anatolian hi-conjugation as such.

    The active-stative mess

  • Back to PIE then, perhaps likewise in MIE there was once a "completive" aspect using the form *CaC- together with the *h₂e-set of personal endings distinct from the *mi-set.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Our trade and economic policies have not served the interest of the United States as a world power by delivering the good jobs or completive edge that we must have.

    Top US Labor Leader Calls Trade Deals Flawed

  • As a result, union contractors who typically pay their workers better and demand better working conditions are more completive to get the bid.

    Mike Elk: Ballot Intiative Victory Points to Next Possible Casualty for Unions: Project Labor Agreements

  • I notice that le is often mistaken by foreigners like me as a past tense marker, yet it's more accurately described as a marker of completion for both action and state, refered to as a perfective or completive.

    The active-stative mess

  • I don't need the government's help with managing my employees office supply use, but the AMA cartel is one big reason why I am potentially less completive compared to foreign manufacturers.

    Help with the Spinach, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Private and state-owned companies carry out generation in a completive, mostly-liberalized market.

    Energy profile of Argentina

  • If you think about it, the reduplicated form could easily lend a resultative nuance if analysed in this way since the reduplication would have originally stressed the non-stative quality of the verb either "repetitive" in nature as for punctual actions, or "continuative" as for non-momentaneous ones while the *h₂e-set of personal endings would ensure a completive aspect in contrast to the non-completive *mi-set.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Thus a natural rift would grow over time between the inflection of resultative verbs and of stative verbs within the originally united category of completive aspect.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • More specifically, completive industries where fraudsters stand to gain more than a pretty penny per click.

    We Told You Click Fraud Wasn’t That Bad


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