constative

adjective
con·sta·tive | \kən-ˈstā-tiv, ˈkän-stə-tiv \

Definition of constative 

1 : of, relating to, or being a verbal form that expresses past completed action — compare performative

2 : being or relating to an utterance (such as an assertion, question, or command) that is capable of being judged true or false

Other Words from constative

constative noun

First Known Use of constative

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for constative

constate to assert positively, from French constater, from Latin constat it is certain, 3rd singular present indicative of constare

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about constative

Share constative

Statistics for constative

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for constative

The first known use of constative was in 1901

See more words from the same year

Comments on constative

What made you want to look up constative? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!