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TRANSITIVE, formed from intransitive verbs

Sometimes an intransitive verb is converted into a transitive verb.


“Heaven cease this idle humour in your honour!

So Cymb. v. 5. 255.


“expires a term.

Fall.--An executioner

“falls an axe.

, and probably (though fall may be the subjunctive) in

“Think on me, and fall thy edgeless axe.


“Peers (causes to peer) his chin.


“Thy flinty heart . . . might perish (destroy) Margaret.

Quail (make to quail).--

“But when he meant to quail and shake
the orb.


Relishes (makes acceptable) his nimble notes to pleasing

Remember (remind : so Fr.).--

“Every stride I take
Will but remember me what, &c.

Retire (so Fr.).--

“That he might have retired his power

Shine.-- “God doth not shine honour upon all men equally.” B. E. 45.


“Squints the eye and makes the harelip.

i.e. "makes the eye squint."

Fear. This word is not in point. It had the signification of "frighten" in A.-S. and E. E. Hence,

“Thou seest what's past: go fear thy king withal.

“This aspect of mine hath fear'd the valiant.

So in Spenser, "Words fearen babes."

The same remark applies to "learn," which meant "teach."

“The red plague rid you
For learning me your language.

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