intransitive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ transitive.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɹænsətɪv/, /ɪnˈtɹænzətɪv/
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

intransitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a verb) Not transitive: not having, or not taking, a direct object.
    The word "drink" is a transitive verb in "they drink wine", but an intransitive one in "they drink often."
  2. (rare) Not transitive or passing further; kept; detained.
    • 1664-1667, Jeremy Taylor, Dissuasive from Popery
      And then it is for the image's sake and so far is intransitive; but whatever is paid more to the image is transitive and passes further.

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Noun[edit]

intransitive (plural intransitives)

  1. (grammar) An intransitive verb.
    • 2011, Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin, The Syntax of Romanian: Comparative Studies in Romance (page 136)
      This means that subcategorization properties do not allow us to distinguish between transitives and intransitives (both types of verbs are allowed, but not obliged, to take a direct object).

French[edit]

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intransitive

  1. feminine singular of intransitif

German[edit]

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intransitive

  1. inflection of intransitiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /in.tran.siˈti.ve/
  • Rhymes: -ive
  • Hyphenation: in‧tran‧si‧tì‧ve

Adjective[edit]

intransitive f pl

  1. feminine plural of intransitivo

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