1. a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
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How To Use frequentative In A Sentence

  • I agree with you on preventative, but you should know that frequentative is still the standard term in teaching frequentative Latin verbs to Latin students. No Uncertain Terms
  • From the same sp and the termination ark, comes spark, signifying a single emission of fire with a noise; namely sp, the emission, ar, the more acute noise, and k, the mute consonant, intimates its being suddenly terminated; but adding l, is made the frequentative sparkle. A Grammar of the English Tongue
  • The prefix 'en' gives a frequentative aspect to the verb following it: the action repeats slowly.
  • Complete reduplication gives a verb frequentative force with, sometimes, diminished intensity.
  • Some call it “frequentative,” but they need preventive, not preventative, medicine. No Uncertain Terms
  • frequentative" of WAG, thus meaning ` to wag frequently ' VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3
  • Etymology: Middle English conversacioun, from Anglo-French conversacion, from Latin conversation -, conversatio, from conversari to associate with, frequentative of convertere to turn around Pirates! Man your Women!
  • In Latin, frequentative verb forms came to replace the simple verbs, so the frequentative suffix may often be ignored.
  • Spanish ‘jactar’ must come directly from the Latin single frequentative iactare, which also means among other things ‘boast’. The Volokh Conspiracy » Jactitation:
  • Both come from Latin ‘apto’, the frequentative form of ‘apo’, meaning ‘to fit, adapt, accommodate, apply, put on, adjust, etc.’
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