Conative

Co"na*tive

(? ?), a. [See Conatus.] Of or pertaining to conation.
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This division of mind into the three great classes of the cognitive faculties, the feelings, . . . and the exertive or conative powers, . . . was first promulgated by Kant.
Sir W. Hamilton.
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Co*na"tus

(?), n. [L., fr. conatus, p. p. of conari to attempt.] A natural tendency inherent in a body to develop itself; an attempt; an effort.
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What conatus could give prickles to the porcupine or hedgehog, or to the sheep its fleece?
Paley.
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