intransitive

Part of speech: noun

An intransitive verb.

Part of speech: adverb

Intransitively.

Part of speech: adjective

Not taking or requiring an object, as certain verbs.

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Usage examples "intransitive":

  1. 538. In Mr. Todd's edition of Johnson's Dictionary, this word is given as a verb intransitive also: To take an academical degree; to become a graduate; as he graduated at Oxford. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
  2. The majority of verbs in our language are either transitive or intransitive, according to the sense in which they are used. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.
  3. Wa, meaning some or something, prefixed to transitive verbs makes them intransitive or general in their application. - "The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages", Andrew Woods Williamson.