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transitive and intransitive verbs

English verbs are split into two major categories depending on how they function in a sentence: transitive and intransitive. Transitive verbs take one or more objects in a sentence, while intransitive verbs take no objects in a sentence.
Put simply, a transitive verb describes an action that is happening to something or someone, which is known as the verb’s direct object.
An intransitive verb, on the other hand, describes an action that does not happen to something or someone.
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tran·si·tive

 (trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
adj.
1. Abbr. trans. or tr. or t. Grammar Expressing an action carried from the subject to the object; requiring a direct object to complete meaning. Used of a verb or verb construction.
2. Characterized by or involving transition.
3. Logic & Mathematics Of or relating to a binary relation such that, whenever one element is related to a second element and the second element is related to a third element, then the first element is also related to the third element. Examples of transitive relations are "less than" for real numbers (a < b and b < c implies a < c) and divisibility for integers (a divides b and b divides c mean that a divides c).
n. Grammar
A transitive verb.

[Late Latin trānsitīvus, passing over (translation of Greek diabibastikos), from trānsitus, past participle of trānsīre, to go over; see transient.]

tran′si·tive·ly adv.
tran′si·tive·ness, tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.

transitive

(ˈtrænsɪtɪv)
adj
1. (Grammar) grammar
a. 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.
b. (as noun): these verbs are transitives.
2. (Grammar) grammar denoting an adjective, such as fond, or a noun, such as husband, that requires a noun phrase and cannot be used without some implicit or explicit reference to such a noun phrase
3. (Logic) logic maths having the property that if one object bears a relationship to a second object that also bears the same relationship to a third object, then the first object bears this relationship to the third object: mathematical equality is transitive, since if x = y and y = z then x = z.
[C16: from Late Latin transitīvus from Latin transitus a going over; see transient]
ˈtransitively adv
ˌtransiˈtivity, ˈtransitiveness n

tran•si•tive

(ˈtræn sɪ tɪv, -zɪ-)

adj.
1. of or designating a verb that is accompanied by a direct object and from which a passive can be formed, as deny, put, or elect.
2. characterized by or involving transition; transitional.
n.
3. a transitive verb.
[1550–60; < Late Latin trānsitīvus= Latin trānsit(us), past participle of trānsīre to cross (see transit) + -īvus -ive]
tran′si•tive•ly, adv.
tran′si•tive•ness, tran`si•tiv′i•ty, n.

transitive

Used to describe a verb that has a direct object. Compare intransitive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transitive - a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
doubly transitive verb, doubly transitive verb form - a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
Adj.1.transitive - designating a verb that requires a direct object to complete the meaning
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
intransitive - designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object
Translations
přechodnýtranzitivní
transitiv
prijelazantranzitivan
tárgyas
áhrifs-
galininkinistranzityvinis
transitīvs, pārejošs
przechodni
transitiv
geçişlinesne alan

transitive

[ˈtrænzɪtɪv] ADJtransitivo
transitive verbverbo m transitivo

transitive

[ˈtrænzɪtɪv] adj [verb] → transitif/ive

transitive

adjtransitiv; transitive verbtransitives Verb, Handlungsverb nt, → Transitiv(um) nt

transitive

[ˈtrænzɪtɪv] adj (Gram) → transitivo/a

transitive

(ˈtrӕnsitiv) adjective
(of a verb) having an object. He hit the ball; Open the door!
References in classic literature ?
For all symbols are fluxional; all language is vehicular and transitive, and is good, as ferries and horses are, for conveyance, not as farms and houses are, for homestead.
Two pieces) transformer units of the regulatory power of the transitive / reference 500 MV-A and a rated voltage of 230 kV A 15% adjustable independent of the phase angle of voltage to cooperate in a set of master units autotransformatorami 400/220 kV, 500 MVA AT1 and AT2 and their assembly in places of final destination, ie.
However many of the forms involved are considered transitive by only one or two recent translators.
Held believes that Heschel spoke in a poetic vein because it was necessary for his theological project, which was to awaken a sense of wonder and transitive concern in his readers.
Table 2 Summary of procedure for Experiment 2 Testing Tranning Transitive Nonel A1-B1 B1-C1 A1-C1 A2-B2 B2-C2 A2-C2 A3-B3 B3-C3 A3-F3 A4-B4 B4-C4 A4-F4 D1-E1 E1-F1 D1-F1 D2-E2 E2-F2 D1-F1 D3-E3 E3-F3 D3-C3 D4-E4 E4-F4 D4-C4 Note.
Then, the acyclic orientations of E that maximize the number of linear extensions are exactly the transitive orientations of G.
Our purpose is to identify three aspects of production that understood in a mechanistic way have prevented the ethical consideration of mass production in order to show how introducing transitive motivation can give a comprehensive ethical dimension to production.
1 forms among transitive stems using otherwise regular cond.
Under these two assumptions, an agent has complete and transitive preferences if and only if his choices are consistent in the following sense: if x is chosen while y is feasible, then when y is chosen x must no longer be feasible.
avere is the auxiliary for all transitive verbs as well as for many intransitive.
I kind of think of it in algebra terms, back to my high-school days - it's like the transitive property: by kissing Michael Douglas, I am making out with Catherine," Matt told People.
Among specific topics are finite focal-spreads, subgeometries from focal-spreads, the ubiquity of subgeometry partitions, hyperbolic fibrations and partial flocks, parallelisms of quadric sets, regular parallelisms, parallelisms over ordered fields, and transitive deficiency one.