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int. (verb)


a verb (or verb construction) that doesn't take an object


communication noun (communicative processes and contents)


(* int. may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


intransitive | intransitive verb | intransitive verb form | i. [acronym] | intr. [abbreviation]

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Intransitive verb

a verb that has no direct object. This is distinct from a transitive verb, which takes one or more objects. The verb property is called transitivity. Examples of intransitive verbs include to age, to die, and to sleep. Transitive verbs include to give... (43 of 1415 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

intransitive verb

a verb that indicates a complete action without being accompanied by a direct object, as "sit or lie", and, in English, that does not form a passive. (27 of 29 words)



intransitive verb [grammar] | intransitive verbs [plural]

An action verb not taking a direct object. (8 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

intransitive | intrans. [synonym] | intransitively [adverb, derived]

denoting a verb when it does not require a direct object | denoting a verb that customarily does not require a direct object | [noun] a verb in either ... (27 of 321 words, 5 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

intransitive | intransitively [derived] | intransitivity [derived]

(of a verb or a sense or use of a verb) not taking a direct object, e.g. look in look at the sky (23 of 78 words, pronunciations)



intransitive | intransitively [adverb, related] | intransitiveness [noun, related] | intransitivity [noun, related]

not transitive ; especially, characterized by not having or containing a direct object (13 of 72 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:

intransitive [specialized] | intransitively [adverb, derived]

(of a verb) having or needing no object (8 of 60 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

intransitive [linguistics] | intransitivity [singular] | intransitivities [plural] | intransitively [adverb, related]

an intransitive verb has no direct object. In the sentence "The children played". the verb "play" is intransitive. Intransitive verbs are marked " [I] ... (24 of 55 words, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

intransitive | intr. [abbreviation] | intransitively [adverb, related] | intransitiveness [noun, related] | intransitivity [noun, related]

Designating a verb or verb construction that does not require or cannot take a direct object, as "snow" or "sleep". | An intransitive verb. (23 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

intransitive | intransitively [adverb, related]

not transitive | [grammar] designating a verb that does not require a direct object | an intransitive verb (16 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


part of speechtypically used to indicate an action. English verbs are inflected for person, number, tense and partially for mood; compound verbs ... (22 of 172 words)


Encarta Dictionary:

intransitive | intransitives [plural] | intr. [grammar, abbreviation] | intrans. [grammar, abbreviation] | intransitively [adverb, derived]

describes a verb, or the use of a verb, without a direct object, e.g. the verb "die" in the sentence "He was slowly dying" | a verb that does not take ... (30 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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