Definition of verb in English:

verb

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Pronunciation: /vəːb
 
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Grammar

noun

A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.
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  • This could be a preposition, a verb, or a noun which does not in fact count as the ‘possessor’.
  • Kanji are used in writing the main parts of a sentence such as verbs and nouns, as well as names.
  • We typically identify powers with a certain standard locution, employing the infinitives of verbs along with verb phrases.

verb

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Use (a word that is not conventionally used as a verb, typically a noun) as a verb: any English noun can be verbed, but some are more resistant than others (as noun verbing) I hate the verbing of that particular noun
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  • Another interesting example of verbing nouns, this time exclusively in Australian English, is the word 'preference'.
  • I grimaced alongside him, but in truth verbing is far from new.
  • We trace this verbing of 'medal' back to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and it has been in our dictionaries since 1997.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French verbe or Latin verbum 'word, verb'.

Derivatives

verbless

adjective
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  • On Tuesday the prime minister employed 107 verbless sentences, a record to cherish.
  • In fact, all he offered was a verbless sentence committing him to precisely nothing: ‘So, the United Nations route.’
  • It is notable for verbless sentences, and promises which sound good while avoiding precision.

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