passive - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈpæsɪv/
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    linguistics in passive verbs or clauses, the subject is the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb. For example in the sentence ‘The order was delivered the next day’, the verb group ‘was delivered’ is passive, and the clause is in the passive voice.

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passivity

 

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/pæˈsɪvəti/
noun [uncountable]