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2. active, active voice
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
Example Sentences:'The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice'
a person who is a participating member of an organization
Example Sentences:'the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees'
tending to become more severe or wider in scope
Example Sentences:'active tuberculosis'
engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
Example Sentences:'on active duty''the platoon is combat-ready''review the fighting forces'
disposed to take action or effectuate change
Example Sentences:'a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations''an active antagonism''he was active in drawing attention to their grievances'
7. active, participating
taking part in an activity
Example Sentences:'an active member of the club''he was politically active''the participating organizations'
characterized by energetic activity
Example Sentences:'an active toddler''active as a gazelle''an active man is a man of action'
exerting influence or producing a change or effect
Example Sentences:'an active ingredient'
full of activity or engaged in continuous activity
Example Sentences:'an active seaport''an active bond market''an active account'
11. active, alive
Example Sentences:'keep hope alive''the tradition was still alive''an active tradition'
(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions
expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:
Example Sentences:'Hemingway favors active constructions'
14. active, dynamic
(used of verbs (e.g. to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. running' in running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being
(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
Example Sentences:'active volcanos'
engaged in full-time work
Example Sentences:'active duty''though past retirement age he is still active in his profession'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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