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re·flex·ive verb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflexive verb(noun)

    a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent

    "the sentence `he washed' has a reflexive verb"; "`perjure' is a reflexive verb because you cannot perjure anyone but yourself"

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  1. reflexive verb(Noun)

    A verb whose subject and direct object are the same.

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  1. Reflexive verb

    In grammar, a reflexive verb is a verb whose semantic agent and patient are the same. For example, the English verb to perjure is reflexive, since one can only perjure oneself. In a wider sense, the phrase refers to any verb form whose grammatical object is a reflexive pronoun, regardless of semantics; such verbs are also referred to as pronominal verbs, especially in grammars of the Romance languages. There are languages that have explicit morphology to transform a verb into a reflexive form. English employs reflexive derivation idiosyncratically, as in "self-destruct"; Romance languages do the same with the Greek-derived prefix auto-. In many languages, reflexive constructions are rendered by transitive verbs followed by a reflexive pronoun, as in English -self

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflexive verb in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflexive verb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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