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transitive verb

noun, Grammar.
1.
a verb accompanied by a direct object and from which a passive can be formed, as deny, rectify, elect.
Origin of transitive verb
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90
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transitive verb definition


A verb that needs a direct object to complete its meaning. Bring, enjoy, and prefer are transitive verbs. (Compare intransitive verb.)

Note: Some verbs can be transitive in one sentence and intransitive in another: turned is transitive in “Brenda turned the wheel sharply” but intransitive in “Fred turned when I called.”
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