Factive meaning
Definitions of factive is:
  • adjective factive
    (of a verb, adjective, or noun phrase) presupposing the truth of an embedded sentence that serves as complement, as realize in I didn't realize that he had left, which presupposes that it is true that he had left.
  • noun factive
    a factive expression.
  • adjective factive
    (of a linguistic context) giving rise to the presupposition that a sentence occurring in that context is true, as John regrets that Mary did not attend