Definition of -ative

: of, relating to, or connected with authoritative : tending to talkative

History and Etymology for -ative

Latin -ativus, from -atus -ate + -ivus -ive

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English Language Learners Definition of -ative

: relating to or connected with something
: designed to do something
: tending to do something
\ ə-tiv, ˌā-\

Kids Definition of -ative

1 : of, relating to, or connected with authoritative
2 : designed to do something informative
3 : tending to talkative

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