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active

ac·tive

active

 
 
pronunciation:
aek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: always doing something; busy; full of energy.
My grandfather is very active even though he is old.
synonyms:
busy, energetic
similar words:
alive
definition 2: used in grammar to describe a form of the verb that emphasizes the person or thing who performs the action. In the sentence "John ate the apple," the verb "ate" is in an active form. In the sentence "The apple was eaten by John," the verb is in a passive form.
antonyms:
passive
derivations: actively (adv.), activeness (n.)
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