Results for transitive

Definitions of transitive:

part of speech: noun


part of speech: adjective

Having the power of passing; in gram., denoting a verb whose action passes over to, or which has an effect upon, a noun or pronoun.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

Passing over: having the power of passing: ( gram.) denoting a verb which has an object.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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