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verb "to be": am, is, are; was, were; will be; has been, have been; had been; being (verb forms)
To exist: "He will be here later."
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verb (s), verbs (pl) (noun forms)
A word or group of words that express time while showing an action, a condition, or the fact that something exists.

Verbs have a major effect on syntax; that is, on the way words are put together and are related to one another in sentences. Because of this effect, verbs are generally divided into two main categories: action verbs and linking verbs.

The majority of verbs in English express action. They are used to tell what someone or something does, did, or will do. Linking verbs; on the other hand, are used to express a condition or the fact that something exists.

Linking verbs never express action. Instead, they link, or join, words in a sentence; such as, connecting a subject of a sentence with a word at or near the end of the sentence. The verb be, or to be, is the most common linking verb.

Linking verbs: Ms. Jones is our neighbor. The cake batter should be smooth. The cartons of milk are in the refrigerator. The keys were here yesterday.

The verb, around which the sentence is built, serves as the simple predicate. It shows action or state of being or condition.

A verb may consist of only one word: I rang the bell. (action). I am sure. (state of being or condition)

A verb may be a verb phrase, a group of words used as one verb: I should have brushed my hair. I have been ready for an hour.

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verb, verbs, verbed, verbing (verb forms)
1. Changing other parts of speech into active verb: "He likes to verb or turn nouns into verbs."

"She verbed several adjective into verbs."

"The teacher thought that verbing other parts of speech into verbs was an inaccurate use of the noun form of verb."

2. Using words as verbs; such as, nouns or adjectives.

Twisting nouns into verbs; such as, efforting, prioritize, clubbing, (nightclub cruising), gifted, elbowing, bottling, braking, bicycling, silencing, impacting, and incentivize.

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(Greek: lightning; the Greek verb strapto means "to hurl")
(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")
(Latin: to curdle; from a verb meaning "to bring together")
(Old English: a suffix meaning, characteristic of, like, tending to; of or relating to, from; somewhat, approximately; or a verb ending)
(Greek: vein, blood vessel; from the verb, phlein, "to flow")
(Greek: astringent [from the verb styphein, "to contract, to be astringent")
(Latin: word, words)
Word Entries containing the term: “verb
disclose (dis KLOHZ) verb), discloses; disclosed; disclosing
To reveal something that has been kept a secret: The reporter refused to disclose the source of the information he presented in his article.

So far, the identity of the robbery victim has not been disclosed to the public by the police.

pro-verb
A word that can substitute for a verb; its function is similar to that of a pronoun.

In the following sentence, the word do acts as a pro-verb: Our neighbors never mow their lawn, but we do.

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lionize (verb, lionizes; lionized; lionizing
To treat someone as if he or she were very important or a famous person: The five children played quite often together and lionised and acclaimed the oldest of them to be especially outstanding and highly regarded and lead the way.
To regard a person with great interest.
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verb forms and their functions
The (verbs) entry at the end of the four indicated verbs presents the principal tenses that are used with the "persons"; such as,
  • First person, the one who is speaking: I, singular; and we, plural.
  • Second person, the one who is spoken to: you, singular; and you, plural.
  • Third person, the one who is spoken about: he, she, it, singular; and they, plural.
  • Plus the numbers: (s) = singular (only one of something) or (pl) = plural (more than one).
  • Examples of the (verbs) and what they are indicating:

    abdicate, abdicates; abdicated; abdicating (verbs)

    abdicate [first person (s) and (pl), second person (s) and (pl), plus third person (pl)], abdicates [third person (s)] (see the examples shown in the "Present Tenses" below);

    abdicated [past tense, (s) and (pl)];

    abdicating [present progressive, present perfect, past perfect, future perfect] (verbs)


    The full range of applicable conjugation formats:

      Present Tenses

    • I abdicate (singular); We abdicate (plural)
    • You abdicate (singular); You abdicate (plural)
    • He, She, It abdicates (singular); They abdicate (plural)

    • Past Tenses

    • I abdicated (singular); We abdicated (plural)
    • You abdicated (singular); You abdicated (plural)
    • He, She, It abdicated (singular); They abdicated (plural)

    • Future Tenses

    • I will abdicate (singular); We will abdicate (plural)
    • You will abdicate (singular); You will abdicate (plural)
    • He, She, It will abdicate (singular); They will abdicate (plural)

    • Present Progressive Tenses

    • I am abdicating (singular); We are abdicating (plural)
    • You are abdicating (singular); You are abdicating (plural)
    • He, She, It is abdicating (singular); They are abdicating (plural)

    • Present Perfect Tenses

    • I have been abdicating (singular); We have been abdicating (plural)
    • You have been abdicating (singular); You have been abdicating (plural)
    • He, She, It has been abdicating (singular); They have been abdicating (plural)

    • Past Perfect Tenses

    • I had been abdicating (singular); We had been abdicating (plural)
    • You had been abdicating (singular); You had been abdicating (plural)
    • He, She, It had been abdicating (singular); They had been abdicating (plural)

    • Future Perfect Tenses

    • I will have been abdicating (singular); We will have been abdicating (plural)
    • You will have been abdicating (singular); You will have been abdicating (plural)
    • He, She, It will have been abdicating (singular); They will have been abdicating (plural)
    This entry is located in the following unit: verb (s), verbs (pl) (page 1)