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Definitions and Synonyms of passive voice | Another word for passive voice | What is passive voice?

Definition 1: the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where passive voice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
  • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive

Synonyms for passive voice in the sense of this definition

(passive voice is a kind of ...) (linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes

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