Definition of resultative in English:

resultative

adjective

Grammar
  • Expressing, indicating, or relating to the outcome of an action.

    • ‘This paper proposes a unified account of the semantic and syntactic properties of certain particle and prefix verbs in German as well as of constructions involving resultative and depictive predicates.’
    • ‘The analysis will then be extended to resultative and depictive secondary predicates in sections 4 and 5, and will be compared to some of the syntactically based alternatives that have been proposed in the literature.’
    • ‘This crosslinguistic asymmetry has not received an entirely satisfactory explanation, despite the fact that resultative predication has been widely discussed from a variety of perspectives.’
    • ‘Applying this agenda to the resultative construction, one might search for semantic or other constraints on the construction's acceptability.’
    • ‘The need for resultative complements is dictated by the fact that most Chinese verbal morphemes themselves only encode the meaning of the action phase but not the result phase.’

noun

Grammar
  • A resultative verb, conjunction, or clause.

    • ‘The question raised from this semantics is, where does the causative interpretation of resultatives come from?’
    • ‘We have argued that all of resultatives, depictives, and quasi-serials in languages like English, and serial verbs under their various interpretations, have essentially the same structure.’

Pronunciation

resultative

/rəˈzəltədiv/