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- (grammar) The form of a transitive verb in which its subject receives the action.
- The passive voice is sometimes criticized for de-emphasizing the actor. ["is ... criticized" is passive.]
- Many languages, including English, use auxiliary verbs in constructing the passive voice.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (proscribed) Any construction that obscures the agent of an action, or the agency of said agent.