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"transitive" in British English

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transitiveadjective

uk   /ˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ us   /ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ 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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adverb uk   /ˈtræn.sə.tɪv.li/ us   /ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv.li/
Can "cry" be used transitively?
transitivity
noun [U] uk   /ˌtræn.səˈtɪv.ə.ti/ us   /ˌtræn.səˈtɪv.ə.t̬i/
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transitivenoun [C]

uk   /ˈtræn.sə.tɪv/ us   /ˈtræn.sə.t̬ɪv/ specialized
a transitive verb
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(Definition of transitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transitiveadjective [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.
(Definition of transitive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transitive”
in Korean 타동사의…
in Arabic فِعل مُتَعدٍّ (نَحو)…
in Malaysian transitif…
in French transitif…
in Russian переходный (в грамматике)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (動詞)及物的…
in Italian transitivo…
in Turkish geçişli, nesne alan…
in Polish przechodni…
in Spanish transitivo…
in Vietnamese ngoại động từ…
in Portuguese transitivo…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับสกรรมกริยา…
in German transitiv…
in Catalan transitiu…
in Japanese (文法)他動詞の…
in Chinese (Simplified) (动词)及物的…
in Indonesian transitif…
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“transitive” in British English

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