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transitive

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈtræn·sɪ·t̬ɪv, -zɪ·t̬ɪv/
grammar (of a verb) having or needing an object: In the sentence "The car hit a tree," "hit" is a transitive verb and "tree" is the object.
Translations of “transitive”
in Arabic فِعل مُتَعدٍّ (نَحو)…
in Korean 타동사의…
in Malaysian transitif…
in French transitif…
in Turkish geçişli, nesne alan…
in Italian transitivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動詞)及物的…
in Russian переходный (в грамматике)…
in Polish przechodni…
in Vietnamese ngoại động từ…
in Spanish transitivo…
in Portuguese transitivo…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับสกรรมกริยา…
in German transitiv…
in Catalan transitiu…
in Japanese (文法)他動詞の…
in Indonesian transitif…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词)及物的…
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