Definition of ditransitive in English:

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ditransitive

Pronunciation: /dīˈtranzədiv/

adjective

Grammar
(Of a verb) taking two objects, for example give as in I gave her the book.
Example sentences
  • Consider the case of the ditransitive construction, exemplified by I gave the child a present.
  • Now some transitive verbs have the luxury of governing two objects, a direct object and an indirect object; let's call them ditransitive.
  • Places to look for ditransitive verbs include the translations of give, sell, and tell.

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Syllabification: di·tran·si·tive

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