adjective \ˈvō-tiv\

: consisting of or expressing a religious vow, wish, or desire : offered or performed as an expression of thanks or devotion to God

Full Definition of VOTIVE

:  consisting of or expressing a vow, wish, or desire <a votive prayer>
:  offered or performed in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion
vo·tive·ly adverb
vo·tive·ness noun

Origin of VOTIVE

Latin votivus, from votum vow
First Known Use: 1597

Rhymes with VOTIVE


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