Meaning of conative

con•a•tive

Pronunciation: (kon'u-tiv, kō'nu-), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or of the nature of conation.
  2. expressing endeavor or effort: a conative verb.
—n.
  1. a conative word, affix, or verbal aspect.
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