transitive verb

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a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical

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In the proposed approach, there is a schema expressing the fact that there is a class of words, ending in the suffix -bar, that have transitive verbs as their morphological basis.
A careful look at the distribution of the COCs in this particular register reveals, nevertheless, that this figure is not so noteworthy and striking since most of the attestations found in spoken British English occur with the verb sing, a transitive verb on which the morphological cognate noun song does not have, as explained above, the same "exceptional" transitivizing effect as any other morphological noun has on the intransitive unergative verb it complements.
Natural images were selected representing humans in two types of actions: (a) those depicted through transitive verbs.
In the case of the intransitive members of these pairs of verbs, only one of the two potential conditionals is systematically well-formed: the one in which no vowel is inserted into the consonant cluster preceding the -ik, as in porlik--porlana, whereas in the case of the corresponding transitive verbs, the well-formed version is the one involving an (re)inserted vowel: porol--porolna.
Each transitive verb is then a specific mixture of these.
The effectual action metaphor allows the subcategorial conversion of listen into a transitive verb in order to participate in the caused-motion construction.
We argue that in sentences where non-alternating "se" occurs with transitive verbs, the clitic "se" is in the Specifier of a low applicative head too.
For instance, in Klon (Baird 2005, 2008) the transitive verb -krui 'scream' indexes its P with a class III prefix (6a), while the intransitive verb -hrak 'hot' indexes its S with a class III prefix (6b).
There's another four letter offense, a transitive verb, which though generally proscribed comes in handy in expressing anguish at ham- handed measures like Sibal's.
And, of course, this is a government- designed famine: In Sudan, "to starve" is a transitive verb.
Despite what we see with the syntactic description of a transitive verb like the one presented in (12), the same thing cannot be said about intransitive verbs like those presented in (13) and (14).
In clauses with the potential form of a transitive verb the AT suffix is added to the potential agent (potential forms of intransitive verbs retain a single argument in the absolutive).
One of the earliest applications of the English educate was as a transitive verb meaning "to rear" or "bring up.
It is sometimes used as a transitive verb meaning rehash, as in "Let's not re-cover that old ground.
Here the lowest ranking macrorole of the derived causative verb is in the Absolutive, since it is also the lowest- ranking macrorole of the base transitive verb.