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Origin of transitive
OTHER WORDS FROM transitive
Words nearby transitive
Example sentences from the Web for transitive
If the word is to be taken as virtually transitive, the object must be the partisans of the offender.
That's called "transitive trust" -- trust that moves across the web of our relationships.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
The intransitive form derives from the transitive by dropping a generalized, customary, reflexive or cognate object.
To grammarians and logicians these have seemed more primitive than the transitive, or at least exceptions to the transitive.
I found that it was his persistent, natural, and magnificent use of hundreds of transitive verbs.
British Dictionary definitions for transitive
- denoting an occurrence of a verb when it requires a direct object or denoting a verb that customarily requires a direct object``to find'' is a transitive verb
- (as noun)these verbs are transitives