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Meaning of “passive” - Learner’s Dictionary

passive

adjective     /ˈpæsɪv/
BEHAVIOUR
B2 letting things happen to you and not taking action: Women at that time were expected to be passive.Passive and not working
GRAMMAR
B1 A passive verb or sentence is one in which the subject does not do or cause the action but is affected by it. For example 'He was released from prison.' is a passive sentence.Grammatical terms
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