Definition of conative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

conative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkɒnətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnətɪv//
 
(philosophy, psychology)
 
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connected with the mental process that makes you want to do something or decide to do something