finite verb

[ fahy-nahyt vurb ]

  1. a verb form that distinguishes person, number, and tense, as well as mood or aspect: in She works from home, the verb works indicates a third-person singular subject (she), present tense, and indicative mood, the mood used for ordinary statements and questions about facts.: Compare infinitive (def. 1a).

Origin of finite verb

First recorded in 1785–95

Words Nearby finite verb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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