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

 

factive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈfæktɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfæktɪv//
 
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(of verbs) talking about something as a true fact. Know and realize are factive verbs. compare contrafactive, non-factive

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