intransitive

[in-tran-si-tiv] Grammar.
adjective
1.
noting or having the quality of an intransitive verb.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin intrānsitīvus. See in-3, transitive

intransitively, adverb
intransitiveness, noun
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intransitive (ɪnˈtrænsɪtɪv)
 
adj
1.  a.  denoting a verb when it does not require a direct object
 b.  denoting a verb that customarily does not require a direct object: "to faint" is an intransitive verb
 c.  (as noun) a verb in either of these categories
2.  denoting an adjective or noun that does not require any particular noun phrase as a referent
3.  logic, maths (of a relation) having the property that if it holds between one argument and a second, and between the second and a third, it must fail to hold between the first and the third: "being the mother of" is an intransitive relation
 
in'transitively
 
adv
 
intransi'tivity
 
n
 
in'transitiveness
 
n

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intransitive
1612, from L.L. intransitivus "not passing over" (to another person), Priscian's term, from L. in- "not" + transitivus "that may pass over," from transire "to pass over" (see transitive).
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Example sentences
And as there is no possible advantage in writing it, with contend ready to hand, it is better avoided in the intransitive sense.
Naturally, if the verb is intransitive, the direct object is not found.
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