- (abbreviation, grammar): opt.
optative (not comparable)
- Expressing a wish or a choice.
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- (grammar) Related or pertaining to the optative mood.
optative (plural optatives)
- (grammar) A mood of verbs found in some languages (e.g. Old Prussian, Ancient Greek), used to express a wish. English has no inflexional optative mood, but it has modal verbs like "will", "might", and "may" that express possibility.
- (grammar) A verb or expression in the optative mood.