Words that end in ative

-ative suffix The definition of ative is relating to or serving to. An example of ative used as a suffix is in the word informative, which means relating to give information   not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions demonstrativea pronoun that points out an intended referent electronegativehaving a negative charge incommunicativenot inclined to talk or give information or express opinions prognosticativeof or relating to prediction neoconservativea conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism representativeserving to typify interpretativeproviding explanation multiplicativetending or having the power to multiply or increase in number or quantity or degree discriminativecapable of making fine distinctions appreciativehaving or showing a favorable critical judgment or opinion substantiativeserving to support or corroborate disintegrativetending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts rehabilitativehelping to restore to good condition administrativeresponsible for managing the affairs of a group of people authoritativeof recognized power or excellence investigativedesigned to find information or ascertain facts commemorativeintended to honor the memory of someone or something communicativeable or tending to transmit a message contemplativedeeply or seriously thoughtful postoperativehappening or done after a surgical operation argumentativegiven to or characterized by a tendency to dispute cooperativeinvolving the joint activity of two or more imaginativemarked by independence and creativity in thought or action determinativea determining or causal element or factor informativeserving to instruct or enlighten interrogativerelating to verbs that ask for a reply significative(usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly ratiocinativebased on exact thinking agglutinativeunited as if by glue reverberativecharacterized by resonance justificativeattempting to justify or defend…

-ative

suffix
The definition of ative is relating to or serving to.

An example of ative used as a suffix is in the word informative, which means relating to give information


not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

demonstrative
a pronoun that points out an intended referent

electronegative
having a negative charge

incommunicative
not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions

prognosticative
of or relating to prediction

neoconservative
a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism

representative
serving to typify

interpretative
providing explanation

multiplicative
tending or having the power to multiply or increase in number or quantity or degree

discriminative
capable of making fine distinctions

appreciative
having or showing a favorable critical judgment or opinion

substantiative
serving to support or corroborate

disintegrative
tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts

rehabilitative
helping to restore to good condition

administrative
responsible for managing the affairs of a group of people

authoritative
of recognized power or excellence

investigative
designed to find information or ascertain facts

commemorative
intended to honor the memory of someone or something

communicative
able or tending to transmit a message

contemplative
deeply or seriously thoughtful

postoperative
happening or done after a surgical operation

argumentative
given to or characterized by a tendency to dispute

cooperative
involving the joint activity of two or more

imaginative
marked by independence and creativity in thought or action

determinative
a determining or causal element or factor

informative
serving to instruct or enlighten

interrogative
relating to verbs that ask for a reply

significative
(usually followed by `of’) pointing out or revealing clearly

ratiocinative
based on exact thinking

agglutinative
united as if by glue

reverberative
characterized by resonance

justificative
attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

frequentative
a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action

reciprocative
given or done or owed to each other

accommodative
tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony

approximative
not quite exact or correct

appropriative
of or relating to or given to the act of taking for yourself

confederative
united in a confederacy or league

agglomerative
clustered together but not coherent

commiserative
feeling or expressing sympathy

subordinative
serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause

contaminative
making impure by contact or mixing

recriminative
countering one charge with another

prefigurative
indistinctly prophetic

figurative
not literal

acculturative
of or relating to acculturation

collaborative
accomplished by working jointly

corroborative
serving to support or corroborate

incorporative
growing by taking over and incorporating adjacent territories

conservative
resistant to change

quantitative
expressible as an amount that can be measured

consultative
giving advice

preventative
tending to hinder

illustrative
clarifying by use of examples

manipulative
skillful in influencing others to one’s own advantage

degenerative
(of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function

preservative
tending or having the power to protect or prevent decay

preoperative
happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation

deliberative
involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination

remunerative
for which money is paid

accumulative
increasing by successive addition

augmentative
intensifying by augmentation and enhancement

vituperative
marked by harshly abusive criticism

alliterative
having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable

assimilative
capable of taking (gas, light, or liquids) into a solution

opinionative
obstinate in your opinions

continuative
an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

accelerative
tending to increase velocity

recuperative
promoting recuperation

coordinative
serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction

exploitative
tending to exploit or make use of

facilitative
freeing from difficulty or impediment

nonimitative
not marked by or given to imitation

excogitative
concerned with excogitating or having the power of excogitation

ameliorative
tending to ameliorate

conciliative
intended to placate

dissociative
tending to produce dissociation

articulative
of or relating to articulation

nonnormative
not based on a norm

denunciative
containing warning of punishment

renunciative
used especially of behavior

depreciative
tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value

adjudicative
concerned with adjudicating

alternative
one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

legislative
relating to a lawmaking assembly

comparative
relating to or based on or involving comparison

speculative
not based on fact or investigation

qualitative
involving distinguishing attributes

provocative
serving or tending to excite or stimulate

affirmative
giving assent

associative
resulting from bringing ideas together in the imagination

prerogative
a right reserved exclusively by a person or group

restorative
tending to impart new life and vigor to

facultative
of or relating to the mental faculties

superlative
highest in quality

declarative
relating to an explicit statement or announcement

correlative
expressing a reciprocal or complementary relation

inoperative
not working or taking effect

procreative
producing new life or offspring

penetrative
having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

preparative
preceding and preparing for something

reformative
tending to reform

applicative
readily applicable or practical

adversative
expressing antithesis or opposition

commutative
independent of order; as in e.g. “a x b = b x a”

rebarbative
serving or tending to repel

nonnegative
either positive or zero

exhortative
giving strong encouragement

carminative
relieving gas in the alimentary tract

combinative
marked by or relating to or resulting from combination

appellative
identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others

terminative
coming to an end

affricative
a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch’ in `chair’ and `j’ in `joy’)

aggregative
formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole

instigative
arousing to action or rebellion

suffocative
causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

elucidative
that makes clear

propagative
characterized by propagation or relating to propagation

delineative
depicted in a recognizable manner

implicative
tending to suggest or imply

predicative
of adjectives

circulative
of or relating to circulation

stimulative
capable of arousing or accelerating physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

designative
serving to designate

originative
containing seeds of later development

adumbrative
indistinctly prophetic

exonerative
providing absolution

integrative
combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole

denigrative
harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

reiterative
marked by iteration

gravitative
of or relating to or caused by gravitation

evaporative
relating to or causing or being caused by evaporation

arbitrative
relating to or having the authority to arbitrate

explorative
serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

meliorative
tending to ameliorate

suppurative
relating to or characterized by suppuration

confutative
able to be refuted

connotative
having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit

initiative
readiness to embark on bold new ventures

innovative
being like nothing done or experienced or created before

cumulative
increasing by successive addition

indicative
pointing out or revealing clearly

imperative
requiring attention or action

decorative
serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

derivative
a compound obtained from another compound

generative
having the ability to produce or originate

palliative
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

meditative
deeply or seriously thoughtful

pejorative
expressing disapproval

vegetative
of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous

recitative
a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech

creative
having the ability or power to invent or make something

separative
serving to separate or divide into parts

nominative
appointed by nomination

denotative
having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

irritative
(used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite

accusative
containing or expressing accusation

derogative
expressive of low opinion

copulative
an equating verb (such as `be’ or `become’) that links the subject with the complement of a sentence

cogitative
of or relating to having capacities for cogitation

inchoative
beginning to develop

excitative
(of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate

regulative
restricting according to rules or principles

mitigative
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear

permeative
spreading or spread throughout

detonative
exploding almost instantaneously

ruminative
deeply or seriously thoughtful

ulcerative
of or relating to or characterized by ulceration

evaluative
exercising or involving careful appraisals

motivative
impelling to action

narrative
an account that tells the particulars of an act or event

lucrative
producing a sizeable profit

tentative
hesitant or lacking confidence; unsettled in mind or opinion

operative
producing a desired effect

formative
minimal language unit that has a syntactic function

normative
relating to or dealing with typical standards or patterns

evocative
serving to bring to mind

combative
having or showing a ready disposition to fight

iterative
marked by repetition

causative
producing an effect

talkative
friendly and open and willing to communicate

imitative
marked by or given to imitation

educative
resulting in education

purgative
strongly laxative

probative
tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation

fricative
a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract

hortative
giving strong encouragement

siccative
a substance that promotes drying

precative
expressing entreaty or supplication

placative
intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

oxidative
taking place in the presence of oxygen

summative
of or relating to a summation or produced by summation

violative
violating or tending to violate or offend against

agitative
causing or tending to cause anger or resentment

native
belonging to one by birth

gustative
of or relating to gustation

negative
characterized by denial or opposition or resistance

relative
not absolute or complete

putative
purported

curative
tending to cure or restore to health

sedative
tending to soothe or tranquilize

laxative
stimulating evacuation of feces

fixative
a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study

ablative
the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb

locative
the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb

vocative
relating to a case used in some languages

optative
indicating an option or wish

illative
relating to or having the nature of illation or inference

durative
the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration

sanative
tending to cure or restore to health

mutative
of or pertaining to or marked by genetic mutation

amative
inclined toward or displaying love

stative
expressing existence or a state rather than an action

dative
the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb