verb

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Noun[change]

Singular
verb

Plural
verbs

  1. (countable) A verb is a kind of word that usually tells about an action or a state and is the head of a sentence. In English, verbs are the only kind of word that changes to show past or present tense. See verb examples.
    In the sentence My father works on a farm, the verb is works.

Verb[change]

Plain form
verb

Third-person singular
verbs

Past tense
verbed

Past participle
verbed

Present participle
verbing

  1. To verb a word is to turn it into a verb.
    The word "access" used to just be a noun, but then it got verbed.

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Grammar (edit)
parts of speech noun - verb - adjective - adnoun - adverb - determinative/determiner - article - participle - pronoun - conjunction - preposition - interjection
grammatical functions head - dependent - subject - predicate - predicator - object - complement - predicative complement - predicative adjunct - predicative oblique - appositive oblique - modifier - supplement- adjunct - determiner/specifier
clauses main clause - dependent clause - subordinate clause - relative clause