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transitiveadjective

uk   /ˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ /ˈtrɑːn-/ /-zə-/  us   /ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ /-zə-/ specialized
B2 (of a verb) having or needing an object: In this dictionary, transitive verbs, such as "put", are marked [T].
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transitively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Can "cry" be used transitively?
transitivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌtræn.səˈtɪv.ɪ.ti/ /ˈtrɑːn-/ /-zə-/  us   /ˌtræn.sə.t̬ɪv-/ /-zə-/
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transitivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ /ˈtrɑːn-/ /-zə-/  us   /ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ /-zə-/ specialized
a transitive verb
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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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