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1) transitive verb. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...transitive verb A verb that needs a direct object to complete its meaning. Bring, enjoy, and prefer are transitive verbs. (Compare intransitive verb.) 1 Some verbs...

2) enjoy. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...is a transitive verb meaning take pleasure in, like : I enjoy reading. It is also Standard with a reflexive pronoun: She always seems to enjoy herself. Enjoy is deliberately...

3) indulge. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The transitive verb indulge combines with the prepositions in or with, as in He frequently indulges his friends in [with] an expensive dinner at his club. The intransitive...

4) father. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...As a transitive verb father is Standard: He had fathered three children by the time he was twenty-five. The intransitive verb, usually as a gerund, fathering, is...

5) abut. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The transitive verb needs no preposition but occasionally takes on following the direct object: Our property abuts the Moynihan land on the east. The intransitive...

6) obtain. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...as a transitive verb, means to get, especially by dint of hard work or planning, as in We finally managed to obtain a copy of her novel. Intransitive obtain means...

7) ergative. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Of or relating to a language, such as Georgian, in which the subject of an intransitive verb and the object of a transitive verb is expressed by one grammatical...

8) boggle, mind-boggling. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Boggle is Standard as both a transitive verb with a direct object, as in What she heard simply boggled her mind, or an intransitive verb, as in Having heard the news,...

9) reconcile. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...When it combines with a preposition, reconcile as a transitive verb uses either with or to, as in We finally reconciled their accounts with [to] our records, and...

10) dissemble, disassemble. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...As a transitive verb dissemble means to disguise or to conceal, especially a feeling or an emotion : She dissembled her feelings of fear so well that no one suspected...

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