Meaning of INFINITIVE in English

[ ɪn'fɪnɪtɪv ]

■ 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 ).


infinitival -'tʌɪv(ə)l adjective

infinitivally adverb


ME (as an adjective): from L. infinitivus , from infinitus (see infinite ).

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