declarative Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
    common mood; declarative mood; indicative; indicative mood; fact mood.
  2. adjective relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
    declaratory; asserting.
  3. adjective relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements
    • indicative mood


De*clar"a*tive adjective
L. declarativus, fr. declarare: cf. F. déclaratif.
  1. Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory. "Declarative laws." Baker.
    The "vox populi," so declarative on the same side. Swift.

Webster 1913