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English definition of “have”


verb (MAKE HAPPEN)    strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ /əv/ (had)
B1 [T] to cause something to happen or someone to do something: [+ past participle] We're having the house painted next month . [+ infinitive without to] If you wait , I'll have someone collect it for you. [+ obj + -ing verb ] The film soon had us cry ing . Guy'll have it work ing in no time . She had her parents down (= invited them to stay ) for a week in the summer . We had the boat out (= went out in the boat ) for the first time this week . We often have friends over/round (= invite them to come) on a Saturday night .Causing things to happen Grammar:HaveGrammar:Have: formsHave is an irregular verb. Its three forms are have, had, had. The present simple third person singular is has:Grammar:Have: usesWe use have as a main verb and an auxiliary verb.Grammar:Have: typical errorGrammar:Have as a main verbThe main verb have has lots of uses.Grammar:Have as an auxiliary verbHave is one of three auxiliary verbs in English: be, do and have. We use have before -ed forms to make the present perfect and past perfect.Grammar:Have something done
(Definition of have verb (MAKE HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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