Meaning of “transitive” in the English Dictionary

"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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transitively
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/

Grammar

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)

"transitive" in American English

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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)

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