investigative etymology

English word investigative comes from English investigate, English -ive

Detailed word origin of investigative

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
investigate English (eng) (intransitive) To conduct an inquiry or examination.. (transitive) To examine, look into, or scrutinize in order to discover something hidden or secret.. (transitive) To inquire into or study in order to ascertain facts or information.
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
investigative English (eng) Of or pertaining to investigation. Inquisitive; curious.

Words with the same origin as investigative

Descendants of investigate
invest
Descendants of -ive
administrative aggressive competitive explosive manipulative obsessive protective secretive