verb Definition

a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as 'eat', 'sleep', 'study'..

Using verb: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "verb" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She sings beautifully.

  • Example

    He is running fast.

  • Example

    They were playing football.

  • Example

    I will study for my exam.

verb Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for verb

  • action word
  • doing word

Phrases with verb

  • modal verb

    a type of auxiliary verb that expresses necessity, possibility, permission, or intention, such as 'can', 'could', 'may', 'might', 'shall', 'should', 'will', and 'would'.


    You should study hard for your exam.

  • a verb that takes one or more objects, such as 'give' in 'give me the book'.


    She wrote a letter to her friend.

  • a verb that does not take an object, such as 'sleep' in 'I sleep'.


    He laughed at the joke.

Origins of verb

from Latin 'verbum', meaning 'word'


Summary: verb in Brief

A 'verb' [vɜːrb] is a word that describes an action, state, or occurrence and forms the main part of the predicate of a sentence. It is also known as an 'action word' or 'doing word.' Examples include 'eat,' 'sleep,' and 'study.' 'Verb' can be further classified into types like 'modal verb,' which expresses necessity or possibility, and 'transitive verb,' which takes one or more objects.

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