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Transitive meaning

transitive - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning
  2. 2. Passing over to an object; expressing an action which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive verb, for example, he holds the book.
  3. 3. Having the power of making a transit, or passage.
  4. 4. Effected by transference of signification.
  5. 5. Denoting a verb which has an object.

transitive - examples of usage

  1. Verbs transitive require an oblique case; as, He loves me; You fear him. - "A Grammar of the English Tongue", Samuel Johnson.
  2. Now, although dare is both transitive and intransitive, durst is only intransitive. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
  3. Unlike the other two, the verb is transitive, so that the pronoun me has the power of an accusative case. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
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