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 History of this Word

"verb" is from "verbe", spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D. which was from "verbum" (word), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

The way the word is used is what makes it a verb.

These are verbs that show action.

verb illustration

I "hope" to win the lottery. shows action

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"verb" is a type of part of speech

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Meaning 1

Definition

Word that shows action. Indicates action of an item being communicated about. Created by people for communication. Can be changed to show number or time of occurance. Can be combined with another word to alter meaning.

Examples of how the word is used

verb illustration Verbs are the most important words in a sentence.
verb illustration Notice how a red circle is placed above each verb.