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passive

Pronunciation: /ˈpæsɪv/

Translation of passive in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [person/attitude] pasivo
    Example sentences
    • Historians are now concerned with resistance in active and passive forms, organised and impromptu, group and individual, male and female, political, economic, and cultural.
    • Active, not passive, response is called forth as is perseverance over the long haul.
    • As Hickey noted, peasants have many methods of passive and active resistance, and force is often counterproductive as a motivator.
    1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística]
    Example sentences
    • But the framers set a grammatical conundrum for us when they put the main clause in the passive voice: ‘shall not be infringed’.
    • Nominalization is one way to avoid reference to the agent of an action (here, who did the shooting), but it's not the same as using the passive voice.
    • The general pattern appears to be that the unmarked, active voice acts as a same function category, while the marked, passive voice indicates a switch in function.

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