di·​tran·​si·​tive ˌdī-ˈtran(t)-sə-tiv How to pronounce ditransitive (audio)
: able to take both a direct and an indirect object
a ditransitive verb
ditransitive noun

Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ditransitive was in 1963

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“Ditransitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ditransitive. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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