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English verb: detransitivize

1. detransitivize (change) intransitivize

SamplesRemoving the object will intransitivize the verbs.

Synonymsdetransitivise, intransitivise, intransitivize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Antonymstransitivise, transitivize

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