Intransitive Verbs Starting with V
Vade (v. i.) To fade; hence, to vanish.
Vagabond (v. i.) To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
Vagabondize (v. i.) To play the vagabond; to wander about in idleness.
Vagissate (v. i.) To caper or frolic.
Vague (v. i.) Wandering; vagrant; vagabond.
Vague (v. i.) Unsettled; unfixed; undetermined; indefinite; ambiguous; as, a vague idea; a vague proposition.
Vague (v. i.) Proceeding from no known authority; unauthenticated; uncertain; flying; as, a vague report.
Vague (v. i.) To wander; to roam; to stray.
Vail (v. i.) To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.
Vamp (v. i.) To advance; to travel.
Vamper (v. i.) To swagger; to make an ostentatious show.
Vanish (v. i.) To pass from a visible to an invisible state; to go out of sight; to disappear; to fade; as, vapor vanishes from the sight by being dissipated; a ship vanishes from the sight of spectators on land.
Vanish (v. i.) To be annihilated or lost; to pass away.
Vant (v. i.) See Vaunt.
Vaporate (v. i.) To emit vapor; to evaporate.
Vaporize (v. i.) To pass off in vapor.
Vary (v. i.) To alter, or be altered, in any manner; to suffer a partial change; to become different; to be modified; as, colors vary in different lights.
Vary (v. i.) To differ, or be different; to be unlike or diverse; as, the laws of France vary from those of England.
Vary (v. i.) To alter or change in succession; to alternate; as, one mathematical quantity varies inversely as another.
Vary (v. i.) To deviate; to depart; to swerve; -- followed by from; as, to vary from the law, or from reason.
Vary (v. i.) To disagree; to be at variance or in dissension; as, men vary in opinion.
Vault (v. i.) To leap over; esp., to leap over by aid of the hands or a pole; as, to vault a fence.
Vaunce (v. i.) To advance.
Vaunt (v. i.) To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth, attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk ostentatiously; to brag.
Vaut (v. i.) To vault; to leap.
Veer (v. i.) To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
Vegetate (v. i.) Fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.
Vegetate (v. i.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.
Vellicate (v. i.) To move spasmodically; to twitch; as, a nerve vellicates.
Velvet (v. i.) To pain velvet.
Vent (v. i.) To snuff; to breathe or puff out; to snort.
Ventriloquize (v. i.) To practice ventriloquism; to speak like a ventriloquist.
Venture (v. i.) To hazard one's self; to have the courage or presumption to do, undertake, or say something; to dare.
Venture (v. i.) To make a venture; to run a hazard or risk; to take the chances.
Verbalize (v. i.) To be verbose.
Verge (v. i.) To border upon; to tend; to inc
Verge (v. i.) To tend downward; to bend; to slope; as, a hill verges to the north.
Verminate (v. i.) To breed vermin.
Vernate (v. i.) To become young again.
Verse (v. i.) To make verses; to versify.
Versify (v. i.) To make verses.
Vest (v. i.) To come or descend; to be fixed; to take effect, as a title or right; -- followed by in; as, upon the death of the ancestor, the estate, or the right to the estate, vests in the heir at law.
Veteranize (v. i.) To reenlist for service as a soldier.
Vex (v. i.) To be irritated; to fret.
Vibrate (v. i.) To move to and fro, or from side to side, as a pendulum, an elastic rod, or a stretched string, when disturbed from its position of rest; to swing; to oscillate.
Vibrate (v. i.) To have the constituent particles move to and fro, with alternate compression and dilation of parts, as the air, or any elastic body; to quiver.
Vibrate (v. i.) To produce an oscillating or quivering effect of sound; as, a whisper vibrates on the ear.
Vibrate (v. i.) To pass from one state to another; to waver; to fluctuate; as, a man vibrates between two opinions.
Vie (v. i.) To stake a sum upon a hand of cards, as in the old game of gleek. See Revie.
Vie (v. i.) To strive for superiority; to contend; to use emulous effort, as in a race, contest, or competition.
Vigil (v. i.) Abstinence from sleep, whether at a time when sleep is customary or not; the act of keeping awake, or the state of being awake, or the state of being awake; sleeplessness; wakefulness; watch.
Vigil (v. i.) Hence, devotional watching; waking for prayer, or other religious exercises.
Vigil (v. i.) Originally, the watch kept on the night before a feast.
Vigil (v. i.) Later, the day and the night preceding a feast.
Vigil (v. i.) A religious service performed in the evening preceding a feast.
Vindemiate (v. i.) To gather the vintage.
Violent (v. i.) To be violent; to act violently.
Virgin (v. i.) To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it. See It, 5.
Virginal (v. i.) To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.
Virus (v. i.) Contagious or poisonous matter, as of specific ulcers, the bite of snakes, etc.; -- applied to organic poisons.
Virus (v. i.) The special contagion, inappreciable to the senses and acting in exceedingly minute quantities, by which a disease is introduced into the organism and maintained there.
Virus (v. i.) Fig.: Any morbid corrupting quality in intellectual or moral conditions; something that poisons the mind or the soul; as, the virus of obscene books.
Visit (v. i.) To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.
Vitilitigate (v. i.) To contend in law litigiously or cavilously.
Vociferate (v. i.) To cry out with vehemence; to exclaim; to bawl; to clamor.
Voice (v. i.) To clamor; to cry out.
Void (v. i.) To be emitted or evacuated.
Vole (v. i.) To win all the tricks by a vole.
Volley (v. i.) To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.
Volley (v. i.) To return the ball before it touches the ground.
Volley (v. i.) To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.
Volunteer (v. i.) To enter into, or offer for, any service of one's own free will, without solicitation or compulsion; as, he volunteered in that undertaking.
Vote (v. i.) To express or signify the mind, will, or preference, either viva voce, or by ballot, or by other authorized means, as in electing persons to office, in passing laws, regulations, etc., or in deciding on any proposition in which one has an interest with others.
Vouch (v. i.) To bear witness; to give testimony or full attestation.
Vouch (v. i.) To assert; to aver; to declare.
Vouchsafe (v. i.) To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.
Vow (v. i.) To make a vow, or solemn promise.
Voyage (v. i.) To take a voyage; especially, to sail or pass by water.
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