prec|a|tive

prec|a|tive
prec|a|tive «PREHK uh tihv», adjective.
expressing entreaty or desire; supplicatory.
[< Late Latin precātīvus < Latin precārī entreat]

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  • prec — prec; prec·a·to·ry; prec·e·den·tial; prec·e·dent·less; prec·i·pice; prec·a·tive; un·prec·e·dent·ed·ly; un·prec·e·dent·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • tive — ab·duc·tive; ab·duc·tive·ly; ab·er·ra·tive; ab·re·ac·tive; ab·sorp·tive; ab·strac·tive; ac·cel·er·a·tive; ac·com·mo·da·tive; ac·cre·tive; ac·cul·tur·a·tive; ac·cu·mu·la·tive; ac·quis·i·tive; ac·quis·i·tive·ness; adapt·a·tive; ad·duc·tive;… …   English syllables

  • precative — prec·a·tive …   English syllables

  • precatory — prec•a•to•ry [[t]ˈprɛk əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] also prec′a•tive adj. pertaining to or expressive of entreaty or supplication: precatory overtures[/ex] • Etymology: 1630–40; < LL precātōrius= L precā(rī) to pray, entreat + tōrius tory I …   From formal English to slang

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

  • Precative — Prec a*tive, Precatory Prec a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster] {Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precatory — Precative Prec a*tive, Precatory Prec a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster] {Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precatory words — Precative Prec a*tive, Precatory Prec a*to*ry, a. [L. precativus, precatorius, fr. precari to pray. See {Precarious}.] Suppliant; beseeching. Bp. Hopkins. [1913 Webster] {Precatory words} (Law), words of recommendation, request, entreaty, wish,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -dac·ty·lous; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

  • -dac·ty·ly; — ab·i·e·tate; ab·i·e·tene; abio·gen·e·sis; abi·og·e·nist; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·sorp·ti·om·e·ter; aca·cat·e·chin; ac·ac·e·tin; acad·e·mist; acad·e·my; ac·cel·er·om·e·ter; ac·e·tab·u·lar; ac·e·tab·u·lar·ia; ac·e·tab·u·late; ac·e·tab·u·lif·era;… …   English syllables

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