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passive /ˈpæsɪv/ adjective
passive
/ˈpæsɪv/
adjective
Learner's definition of PASSIVE
[more passive; most passive] used to describe someone who allows things to happen or who accepts what other people do or decide without trying to change anything
grammar
of a verb or voice : showing that the subject of a sentence is acted on or affected by the verb
◊ The passive voice is a way of writing or speaking that uses passive verbs.
compare active
: containing a passive verb form

— passively

adverb

— passivity

/pæˈsɪvəti/ noun [noncount]
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