[ def-uh-ni-tahyz, dih-fin-i- ]
/ ˈdɛf ə nɪˌtaɪz, dɪˈfɪn ɪ- /
verb (used with object), def·i·nit·ized, def·i·nit·iz·ing.
to cause to become definite; crystallize.
When To Use Definite vs. Indefinite ArticlesArticles are a unique type of adjectives that indicate which noun (person, place, or thing) you’re talking about. The only definite article in English is the, and it refers to a specific noun. Indefinite articles (a or an) refer to nouns more generally. Indefinite Articles Indefinite articles refer to non-specific nouns. Think “I need a pen” or “I want an orange.” In both cases, we …
When To Use “A,” “An,” And “The”Articles are words that make it clear whether a noun refers to something specific or something general. The English language has only three articles: a, an, and the. This stanza from Emily Dickinson’s poem “A Bird Came Down the Walk” demonstrates the use of all three: A Bird came down the Walk— He did not know I saw— He bit an Angleworm in halves And …
Also especially British, def·i·nit·ise.
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