Definition of verb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//vɜːb//
; NAmE NAmE//vɜːrb//
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a word or group of words that expresses an action (such as eat), an event (such as happen) or a state (such as exist) regular/irregular verbs transitive/intransitive verbs see also phrasal verb See related entries: Grammar Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French verbe or Latin verbum ‘word, verb’.Extra examples ‘Government’ can take a singular or plural verb. Add an ending to make the verb agree with the subject. Adverbs modify verbs. Do you know how to conjugate the verb ‘seek’? In this essay he has used the same verbs over and over again. The subject doesn’t agree with the verb. Transitive verbs take a direct object. What’s the main verb of the sentence?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: verb