Meaning of INFINITIVE in English


Function: noun

Date: 1530

: a verb form normally identical in English with the first person singular that performs some functions of a noun and at the same time displays some characteristics of a verb and that is used with to (as in “ I asked him to go ” ) except with auxiliary and various other verbs (as in “ no one saw him leave ” )

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.