Origin of transitive
OTHER WORDS FROM transitive
How to use transitive in a sentence
Shakespeare uses the verb transitively several times, but in the sense of reconcile; as in Rich.
Milton uses it transitively in Lycidas, 29: "Battening our flocks with the fresh dews of night."
Dare, to lurk, or cause to lurk; used both transitively and intransitively.
Did the act of conquering pass transitively over from Cæsar to Pompey?Lectures on Language|William S. Balch
Shakespeare uses the verb both transitively and intransitively.The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar|William Shakespeare
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