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active

adjective assiduous, at work, busily emmloyed, busily engaged, busy, effective, effectual, efficient, energetic, enterprising, functioning, impiger, in a state of action, in actual process, in operation, in practice, industrious, industrius, navus, operant, performing, sedulous, trenchant, vigorous, working
Associated concepts: active concealment, active negligence, active participant, active tort feasor, active trust, active wrongdoing, passive negligence, passive tort feasor
See also: alert, conscious, effective, expeditious, fervent, industrious, moving, operative, potent, rapid, responsive, sedulous, vigilant, volatile, zealous

ACTIVE. The opposite, of passive. We say active debts, or debts due to us; passive debts are those we owe.

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Causative counterparts of positionals in Laz are formed with the same roots by changing the conjugation class from a stative to a nonstative paradigm.
All the verbs that occur in the BLC and the other stative constructions discussed up to this point also occur in nonstative constructions.
The described eventuality is nonstative and brought about intentionally in both cases.