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"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 ​carhit a ​tree," "​hit" is a transitive ​verb and "​tree" is the ​object.
(Definition of transitive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"transitive" in British English

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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
Grammar
(Definition of transitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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