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Verb1.detransitivize - intransitivize; "removing the object will intransitivize the verbs"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
transitivise, transitivize - make transitive; "adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them"
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This explains, in the first place, why some transitive verbs that do not detransitivize, such as cut and handle, can be used in the middle analogously to the transitive uses of ergative verbs such as open.
(28)-(30) presuppose that only transitive verbs which encode a causal relation between two subevents detransitivize. Antipassives denote the causing event, while anticausatives and passives denote the caused event.