ap·​pli·​ca·​tive ˈa-plə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce applicative (audio) ə-ˈpli-kə- How to pronounce applicative (audio)
: put to use : applied
applicatively adverb

Examples of applicative in a Sentence

certain basic work skills that are applicative to almost any job and work environment

Word History


Latin applicātus, past participle of applicāre "to bring into contact (with), situate near, bring to bear (on)" + -ive — more at apply

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of applicative was in 1607

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Cite this Entry

“Applicative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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