CAUSATIVE VERB By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A verb expressing the idea of a thing being caused such as convince, enliven. See actional verb. CAUSATIVE VERB: "A causative verb implies that something has happened." Related Psychology Terms CAUSATIVE VERB AUXILIARY VERB COPULA AGRAMMATISM ACTIONAL VERB PARSE METATHEORY AUTONOMOUS SYNTAX ACCESS PHYSIOLOGICAL PARADIGM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUSATIVE VERB," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/causative-verb-2/ (accessed December 15, 2019).