causative - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈkɔːzətɪv/
  1. 1
    formal causing something

    Infection plays a causative role in the development of the disease.

  2. 2
    linguistics used for describing verbs, forms, and structures that show that something causes something to happen. For example, in the sentence ‘She makes me laugh’, ‘makes’ is a causative verb.