transitive

Part of speech: adjective

Having a direct object, as a verb.

Part of speech: noun

A transitive verb.

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Usage examples "transitive":

  1. A relation is said to be transitive, if, whenever it holds between A and B and also between B and C, it holds between A and C. Thus before, after, greater, above are transitive. - "Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy", Bertrand Russell.
  2. When a noise was to be heard in a far distance, the man who first perceived it might well have said I ring, for his ears were sounding and ringing; and the same verb, if once used as a transitive, expressed exactly what we mean by I hear a noise. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max Müller.
  3. All transitive verbs and some intransitive verbs require one or more words to complete the meaning of the predicate. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.