reflexive verb

reflexive verb
verb that demonstrates that the action is occurring to the subject of the sentence (Grammar)

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  • reflexive verb — reflexive verbs N COUNT A reflexive verb is a transitive verb whose subject and object always refer to the same person or thing, so the object is always a reflexive pronoun. An example is to enjoy yourself , as in Did you enjoy yourself? …   English dictionary

  • Reflexive verb — In grammar, a reflexive verb is a verb whose semantic agent and patient (typically represented syntactically by the subject and the direct object) are the same. For example, the English verb to perjure is reflexive, since one can only perjure… …   Wikipedia

  • reflexive verb — noun a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent the sentence he washed has a reflexive verb perjure is a reflexive verb because you cannot perjure anyone but yourself • Hypernyms: ↑verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflexive verb — noun A verb whose subject and direct object are the same. The verb ask in ask yourself is a reflexive verb …   Wiktionary

  • Reflexive — may refer to:In fiction: MetafictionIn grammar: *Reflexive pronoun, a pronoun with a reflexive relationship with its self identical antecedent *Reflexive verb, where a semantic agent and patient are the sameIn mathematics and computer science:… …   Wikipedia

  • reflexive — [ri flek′siv] adj. [ML reflexivus] 1. rare var. of:Rare a) REFLEX b) REFLECTIVE 2. having to do with the act or process of reflecting 3. of or having to do with a thematic concern in a work of art, writing, etc., with the creative p …   English World dictionary

  • Reflexive pronoun — Herself redirects here. For the toy elf, see Herself the Elf. Himself redirects here. For other uses, see Himself (disambiguation). Oneself redirects here. For the hip hop artist, see Oneself (artist). Ourselves redirects here. For the 1988 punk… …   Wikipedia

  • reflexive — re|flex|ive [ rı fleksıv ] adjective 1. ) a reflexive verb or pronoun refers back to the subject of the verb. In English, to enjoy yourself is a reflexive verb and yourself is a reflexive pronoun. 2. ) FORMAL a reflexive movement or action is one …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reflexive — UK [rɪˈfleksɪv] / US adjective 1) linguistics a reflexive verb or pronoun refers back to the subject of the verb. In English, to enjoy yourself is a reflexive verb and yourself is a reflexive pronoun. 2) formal a reflexive movement or action is… …   English dictionary

  • reflexive — [rɪˈfleksɪv] adj linguistics a reflexive verb or pronoun refers back to the subject of the verb. In English, ‘to enjoy yourself is a reflexive verb and ‘yourself is a reflexive pronoun …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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