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Meaning of infinitive by Wiktionary Dictionary

infinitive


    Etymology

    From Late Latin infinitivus, from infinitus

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪnfɪnɪtɪv/, /ɪnfɪnətɪv/

    Noun

    infinitive ( plural: infinitives )

    1. ( grammar ) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by 'to'. e.g. 'to sit'
    2. ( grammar ) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb

    See also

    Adjective

    infinitive ( not comparable )

    1. ( grammar ) Formed with the infinitive


Explanation of infinitive by Wordnet Dictionary

infinitive


    Noun
    1. the uninflected form of the verb