Definition and Function of Factitive Verbs
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Definition of Factitive Verbs
Noting or denoting to verbs that express the idea of making or rendering in a certain way and that take a direct object and an additional word or group of words indicating the result of the process, as made in They elected Obama president, where Obama is the direct object and president is the complement
Function or Usage of Factitive Verbs
Factitive verbs are used to indicate the resulting condition or state (known as the object complement) of a person, place, or thing (the direct object) caused by the action of the verb.
Kinds of verbs including factitive verbs are elect, appoint, make, choose, deem, assign, name, select, judge, and designate.
Some examples of factitive verbs in sentences:
- The populace elected Obama president of the United States.
- The committee named Mr. Fuller chairman of the board.
- The jury judged the defendant not guilty.
- She deemed him a person of high quality.
- The group designated Marshall leader from then on.
- The coach made Messi captain of Barcelona.
Direct Objects and Object Complements
Factitive verbs have both direct objects and object complements.