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Denoting a verb that assigns the status of an established fact to its object (normally a clausal object), e.g. know, regret, resent.
- ‘The indefeasibility approach offers a new slant on the idea that knowledge should be infallible, offering something intermediate between the merely factive character of knowledge and the Platonic demand for absolute infallibility.’
- ‘As we saw above, seeing is a somewhat more debated example of a broad mental state: but if seeing is, as some claim, factive, then if I saw Caesar cross the Rubicon, Caesar and the Rubicon exist.’
- ‘This is because knowledge and direct perception predicates are factive, in that they presuppose the truth of their complements.’
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