Translation: from spanish

(with infinitive)

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  • Infinitive — In*fin i*tive, n. [L. infinitivus: cf. F. infinitif. See {Infinite}.] Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. [1913 Webster] {Infinitive mood} (Gram.), that form of the verb which merely names the action, and performs the office of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infinitive mood — Infinitive In*fin i*tive, n. [L. infinitivus: cf. F. infinitif. See {Infinite}.] Unlimited; not bounded or restricted; undefined. [1913 Webster] {Infinitive mood} (Gram.), that form of the verb which merely names the action, and performs the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infinitive — The infinitive of a verb is its simplest uninflected form, and the form that appears as the headword in dictionaries. When used in sentences, there are two basic kinds of infinitive: (1) the bare infinitive, identical to the form just mentioned,… …   Modern English usage

  • infinitive — [in fin′i tiv] adj. [LL infinitivus < L infinitivus (modus), lit., unlimited (mood) < infinitus (see INFINITE): so named because it is not limited to any person, number, or tense] Gram. of or connected with an infinitive [an infinitive… …   English World dictionary

  • infinitive marker — noun A word that is used with a verb in the infinitive, such as to in to sing • • • Main Entry: ↑infinitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • infinitive — ► NOUN ▪ the basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense (normally occurring in English with the word to, as in to see, to ask). ORIGIN from Latin infinitus, from in not + finitus finished, finite …   English terms dictionary

  • Infinitive — In grammar, infinitive is the name for certain verb forms that exist in many languages. In the usual (traditional) description of English, the infinitive of a verb is its basic form with or without the particle to: therefore, do and to do, be and …   Wikipedia

  • infinitive */ — UK [ɪnˈfɪnətɪv] / US [ɪnˈfɪnɪtɪv] noun [countable] Word forms infinitive : singular infinitive plural infinitives linguistics the basic form of a verb. In English, this form of the verb together with the word to in front of it is usually called a …   English dictionary

  • infinitive — 1. noun /ɪnfɪnɪtɪv,ɪnfɪnətɪv/ a) The uninflected form of a verb. In English, this is usually formed with the verb stem preceded by to. e.g. to sit b) A verbal noun formed from the infinitive of a verb 2. adjective /ɪnfɪnɪtɪv,ɪnfɪnətɪv/ Formed… …   Wiktionary

  • infinitive — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English infinityf, from Late Latin infinitivus, from Latin infinitus Date: 15th century formed with the infinitive • infinitively adverb II. noun Date: 1530 a verb form normally identical in English with the first… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infinitive — infinitively, adv. /in fin i tiv/, Gram. n. 1. a verb form found in many languages that functions as a noun or is used with auxiliary verbs, and that names the action or state without specifying the subject, as French venir to come, Latin esse to …   Universalium


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