[ fri-kwen-tuh-tiv ]
/ frɪˈkwɛn tə tɪv /
noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing repetition of an action.
the frequentative aspect.
a verb in the frequentative aspect, as wrestle from wrest.
Origin of frequentative
OTHER WORDS FROM frequentativeun·fre·quen·ta·tive, adjective
Words nearby frequentative
frequency response, frequency-division multiplex, frequent, frequent flier, frequentation, frequentative, frequently, fresco, fresco secco, frescobaldi, fresh
Example sentences from the Web for frequentative
Startling, moving suddenly; the frequentative form of starting, which Chaucer preferred when repeating this same line in his Kn.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7) |Geoffrey Chaucer
Some roots are reduplicated wholly or in part with a frequentative meaning, and there are traces of gemination of radicals.
The Russian verb has commonly a simple and a frequentative future.Russia |Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for frequentative
/ (frɪˈkwɛntətɪv) grammar /
denoting an aspect of verbs in some languages used to express repeated or habitual action
(in English) denoting a verb or an affix having meaning that involves repeated or habitual action, such as the verb wrestle, from wrest
- a frequentative verb or affix
- the frequentative aspect of verbs