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Definition of performative adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

performative

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pərˈfɔrmət̮ɪv//
 
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when someone uses a performative word or expression, for example “I promise” or “I apologize,” they are also doing something (promising or apologizing) see also constative
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: performative