ditransitive

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di- +‎ transitive

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ditransitive (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics) Of a class of verbs which take both an object and an indirect object. An example is 'give', which entails a giver (subject), a gift (direct object) and a receiver (indirect object).

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ditransitive (plural ditransitives)

  1. (linguistics) A verb that takes both an object and an indirect object.
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