Definition of passivize in English:


Line breaks: pas¦siv|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪvʌɪz
(also passivise)


[with object] Grammar
Convert (a verb or clause) into the passive form: identify the sentences that have been passivized
More example sentences
  • When the verb is passivised as in (2), two different kinds of passives are observed.
  • We said above that verbs taking an object can be passivised.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzɛɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • Marcus demonstrates these claims by successfully applying the parser to examples of passivization and raising.
  • (2.77) is an instance of object control and it allows passivization.

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