Root Word of the Day: PUTATIVE

putative (adj) – commonly thought or supposed to be true
BREAKDOWN: PUT- (think or consider) + -IVE (inclined to)


This word is built on the root PUT-, which means to cut or prune or to think or consider.
Common PUT- words include amputate, computer, deputy, and reputation.
More esoteric PUT- words include deputation and imputable.

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