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Definition of causative:

  1. A word which expresses or suggests a cause.
  2. Effective, as a cause or agent; causing.
  3. Expressing a cause or reason; causal; as, the ablative is a causative case.

Synonyms:

inductive, contributive, causal, imperfect, contributing, motor, anorexigenic, motive, active, ergative, sternutatory, impersonal, motivating, instrumental, motivative, precipitating, anorectic, actuating, contributory, future, imperative, errhine, continuous, enabling, responsible, productive, intransitive, deciding, decisive, conducive, responsible for, driving, finite, sternutative, activating, borne in upon, inducive, abortifacient.

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