bene·​dic·​tive | \ ¦be-nə-¦dik-tiv \

Definition of benedictive

of a set of verb forms
: expressing a wish : precative used of an aorist optative in Sanskrit and of moods with similar grammatical meaning in other languages

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Other Words from benedictive

benedictively adverb

History and Etymology for benedictive

Late Latin benedictus (past participle of benedicere to bless) + English -ive

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“Benedictive.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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