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  • n. the form in which the subject of a verb carries out some action

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. that form of the verb by which its subject is represented as the agent or doer of the action expressed by it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb


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