labile verb

labile verb
A transitive verb, such as break, burn, or boil, which may be used intransitively with the object of the action as the subject.

The verb break is labile because it can be used both transitively: I broke the window, and intransitively: the window broke, and in either case the object undergoing the action of breakage is the window.

Wikipedia foundation.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • intransitive verb — noun /ɪnˌtrænsətɪv ˈvɜːb,ɪnˌtrænzətɪv ˈvɜːb/ An action verb not taking a direct object. In English sleep is an intransitive verb. See Also: VI, transitive verb, ditransitive verb, intradirective verb, labile verb …   Wiktionary

  • transitive verb — noun A verb that is accompanied (either clearly or implicitly) by a direct object in the active voice. It links the action taken by the subject with the object upon which that action is taken. Consequently, transitive verbs can also be used in… …   Wiktionary

  • intradirective verb — noun An intransitive verb in which the subject both actively performs and undergoes the action, as in verbs of motion such as walk, go, fly. In I walked to the store , the verb walk is intradirective, as the person undergoing the action is… …   Wiktionary

  • Nitriloxid — Ni|t|ril|o|xid [↑ Nitril u. ↑ oxid (4)], das; s, e: Gruppenbez. für labile Verb., die sich formal von der Knallsäure (Formonitriloxid, HCNO) ableiten u. sich durch Grenzstrukturen wie RCᆖN+ O̲̅|‒ ↔ RC‒=N+=O (oder RCN→O) beschreiben lassen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Yaghan language — language name=Yahgan/Yámana nativename=Háusi Kúta familycolor=Isolate states=Chile region=Tierra del Fuego speakers=1 iso2=sai|iso3=yagYagán (originally Yahgan, but also now spelled Yaghan, Jagan, Iakan), also known as Yámana and Háusi Kúta, is… …   Wikipedia

  • Peroxid — Pẹr|oxid 〈n. 11; Chem.〉 anorgan. od. organ. Verbindung, die als Derivat des Wasserstoffperoxids, H2O2, angesehen werden kann, wobei Wasserstoff durch ein Metall od. einen organ. Rest ersetzt wird; Sy 〈veraltet〉 Superoxid [<per + Oxid] * * *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Liste falscher Freunde — Die Liste falscher Freunde listet eine Auswahl häufiger falscher Freunde (Übersetzungsfallen bzw. Verständnisprobleme) zwischen Deutsch und anderen Sprachen, dem in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in anderen Staaten gesprochenen Deutsch sowie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • labilize — ˈlābəˌlīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: labile + ize : to render labile (as in chemical structure) …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of Latin words with English derivatives — This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). Ancient orthography did not distinguish between i and j or between u and v. Many modern works distinguish u from v but not i from j. In this article both… …   Wikipedia

  • Affect — The term Affect generally suggests an emotion . It is used in various ways in various contexts:* Affect (philosophy). * Affect (psychology), referring to feeling or emotion. * Affect display (psychology) refers to apparent signs of emotion, such… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”