Transitive Verbs Starting with N
Nab (v. t.) To catch or seize suddenly or unexpectedly.
Nap (v. t.) To raise, or put, a nap on.
Naphthalize (v. t.) To mingle, saturate, or impregnate, with naphtha.
Narcotize (v. t.) To imbue with, or subject to the influence of, a narcotic; to put into a state of narcosis.
Narrate (v. t.) To tell, rehearse, or recite, as a story; to relate the particulars of; to go through with in detail, as an incident or transaction; to give an account of.
Narrow (v. t.) To lessen the breadth of; to contract; to draw into a smaller compass; to reduce the width or extent of.
Narrow (v. t.) To contract the reach or sphere of; to make less liberal or more selfish; to limit; to confine; to restrict; as, to narrow one's views or knowledge; to narrow a question in discussion.
Narrow (v. t.) To contract the size of, as a stocking, by taking two stitches into one.
Nasalize (v. t.) To render nasal, as sound; to insert a nasal or sound in.
Nasalize (v. t.) To utter words or letters with a nasal sound; to speak through the nose.
Nationalize (v. t.) To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
Naturalize (v. t.) To make natural; as, custom naturalizes labor or study.
Naturalize (v. t.) To confer the rights and privileges of a native subject or citizen on; to make as if native; to adopt, as a foreigner into a nation or state, and place in the condition of a native subject.
Naturalize (v. t.) To receive or adopt as native, natural, or vernacular; to make one's own; as, to naturalize foreign words.
Naturalize (v. t.) To adapt; to accustom; to habituate; to acclimate; to cause to grow as under natural conditions.
Nature (v. t.) To endow with natural qualities.
Naturize (v. t.) To endow with a nature or qualities; to refer to nature.
Nauseate (v. t.) To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust.
Nauseate (v. t.) To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe.
Navigate (v. t.) To pass over in ships; to sail over or on; as, to navigate the Atlantic.
Navigate (v. t.) To steer, direct, or manage in sailing; to conduct (ships) upon the water by the art or skill of seamen; as, to navigate a ship.
Nayt (v. t.) To refuse; to deny.
Neal (v. t.) To anneal.
Neatify (v. t.) To make neat.
Nebulize (v. t.) To reduce (as a liquid) to a fine spray or vapor; to atomize.
Necessitate (v. t.) To make necessary or indispensable; to render unaviolable.
Necessitate (v. t.) To reduce to the necessity of; to force; to compel.
Neck (v. t.) To reduce the diameter of (an object) near its end, by making a groove around it; -- used with down; as, to neck down a shaft.
Nectarize (v. t.) To mingle or infuse with nectar; to sweeten.
Needle (v. t.) To form in the shape of a needle; as, to needle crystals.
Negative (v. t.) To prove unreal or intrue; to disprove.
Negative (v. t.) To reject by vote; to refuse to enact or sanction; as, the Senate negatived the bill.
Negative (v. t.) To neutralize the force of; to counteract.
Negotiate (v. t.) To carry on negotiations concerning; to procure or arrange for by negotiation; as, to negotiate peace, or an exchange.
Negotiate (v. t.) To transfer for a valuable consideration under rules of commercial law; to sell; to pass.
neighbor (v. t.) To adjoin; to border on; tobe near to.
neighbor (v. t.) To associate intimately with.
Nerve (v. t.) To give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm.
Nesslerize (v. t.) To treat or test, as a liquid, with a solution of mercuric iodide in potassium iodide and potassium hydroxide, which is called Nessler's solution or Nessler's test, and is used to detect the presence of ammonia.
Nest (v. t.) To put into a nest; to form a nest for.
Nestle (v. t.) To house, as in a nest.
Nestle (v. t.) To cherish, as a bird her young.
Net (v. t.) To make into a net; to make n the style of network; as, to net silk.
Net (v. t.) To take in a net; to capture by stratagem or wile.
Net (v. t.) To inclose or cover with a net; as, to net a tree.
Net (v. t.) To produce or gain as clear profit; as, he netted a thousand dollars by the operation.
Netify (v. t.) To render neat; to clean; to put in order.
Nettle (v. t.) To fret or sting; to irritate or vex; to cause to experience sensations of displeasure or uneasiness not amounting to violent anger.
Neutralize (v. t.) To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.
Neutralize (v. t.) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base.
Neutralize (v. t.) To destroy the peculiar or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference inefficience; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.
Neven (v. t.) To name; to mention; to utter.
Newfangle (v. t.) To change by introducing novelties.
Newing (v. t.) Yeast; barm.
New-model (v. t.) To remodel.
Nib (v. t.) To furnish with a nib; to point; to mend the point of; as, to nib a pen.
Nibble (v. t.) To bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits.
Nibble (v. t.) To bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait.
Nick (v. t.) To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
Nick (v. t.) To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in.
Nick (v. t.) To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Nick (v. t.) To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
Nick (v. t.) To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry ir higher).
Nick (v. t.) To nickname; to style.
Nicker (v. t.) One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with half-pence.
Nicker (v. t.) The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.
Nicking (v. t.) The cutting made by the hewer at the side of the face.
Nicking (v. t.) Small coal produced in making the nicking.
Nickname (v. t.) To give a nickname to; to call by a nickname.
Niggle (v. t.) To trifle with; to deceive; to mock.
Niggle (v. t.) To trifle or play.
Niggle (v. t.) To act or walk mincingly.
Niggle (v. t.) To fret and snarl about trifles.
Nil (v. t.) Will not.
Nill (v. t.) Not to will; to refuse; to reject.
Nim (v. t.) To take; to steal; to filch.
Nip (v. t.) To catch and inclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
Nip (v. t.) To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
Nip (v. t.) Hence: To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
Nip (v. t.) To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
Nitrify (v. t.) To combine or impregnate with nitrogen; to convert, by oxidation, into nitrous or nitric acid; to subject to, or produce by, nitrification.
Nitrogenize (v. t.) To combine, or impregnate, with nitrogen or its compounds.
Nobilify (v. t.) To make noble; to nobiliate.
Nobilitate (v. t.) To make noble; to ennoble; to exalt.
Noble (v. t.) To make noble; to ennoble.
Nock (v. t.) To notch; to fit to the string, as an arrow; to string, as a bow.
Nod (v. t.) To inc
Nod (v. t.) To signify by a nod; as, to nod approbation.
Nod (v. t.) To cause to bend.
Nog (v. t.) To fill in, as between scantling, with brickwork.
Nog (v. t.) To fasten, as shores, with treenails.
Nogging (v. t.) Rough brick masonry used to fill in the interstices of a wooden frame, in building.
Noie (v. t.) To annoy. See Noy.
Noint (v. t.) To anoint.
Noise (v. t.) To spread by rumor or report.
Noise (v. t.) To disturb with noise.
Nol-pros (v. t.) To discontinue by entering a nolle prosequi; to dec
Nominalize (v. t.) To convert into a noun.
Nominate (v. t.) To mention by name; to name.
Nominate (v. t.) To call; to entitle; to denominate.
Nominate (v. t.) To set down in express terms; to state.
Nominate (v. t.) To name, or designate by name, for an office or place; to appoint; esp., to name as a candidate for an election, choice, or appointment; to propose by name, or offer the name of, as a candidate for an office or place.
Nonplus (v. t.) To puzzle; to confound; to perplex; to cause to stop by embarrassment.
Non-pros (v. t.) To dec
Nonsuit (v. t.) To determine, adjudge, or record (a plaintiff) as having dropped his suit, upon his withdrawal or failure to follow it up.
Noose (v. t.) To tie in a noose; to catch in a noose; to entrap; to insnare.
Nose (v. t.) To smell; to scent; hence, to track, or trace out.
Nose (v. t.) To touch with the nose; to push the nose into or against; hence, to interfere with; to treat insolently.
Nose (v. t.) To utter in a nasal manner; to pronounce with a nasal twang; as, to nose a prayer.
Nosel (v. t.) To nurse; to lead or teach; to foster; to nuzzle.
Notch (v. t.) To cut or make notches in ; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.
Notch (v. t.) To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
Note (v. t.) To butt; to push with the horns.
Notice (v. t.) To observe; to see to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.
Notice (v. t.) To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, to notice a book.
Notice (v. t.) To treat with attention and civility; as, to notice strangers.
Notify (v. t.) To make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a fact to a person.
Notify (v. t.) To give notice to; to inform by notice; to apprise; as, the constable has notified the citizens to meet at the city hall; the bell notifies us of the time of meeting.
Nott (v. t.) To shear.
Nounize (v. t.) To change (an adjective, verb, etc.) into a noun.
Nourish (v. t.) To feed and cause to grow; to supply with matter which increases bulk or supplies waste, and promotes health; to furnish with nutriment.
Nourish (v. t.) To support; to maintain.
Nourish (v. t.) To supply the means of support and increase to; to encourage; to foster; as, to nourish rebellion; to nourish the virtues.
Nourish (v. t.) To cherish; to comfort.
Nourish (v. t.) To educate; to instruct; to bring up; to nurture; to promote the growth of in attainments.
Noursle (v. t.) To nurse; to rear; to bring up.
Nousel (v. t.) Alt. of Nousle
Nousle (v. t.) To insnare; to entrap.
Novelize (v. t.) To innovate.
Novelize (v. t.) To put into the form of novels; to represent by fiction.
Noy (v. t.) To annoy; to vex.
Nub (v. t.) To push; to nudge; also, to beckon.
Nubble (v. t.) To beat or bruise with the fist.
Nubilate (v. t.) To cloud.
Nucleate (v. t.) To gather, as about a nucleus or center.
Nudge (v. t.) To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call attention or convey intimation.
Nugify (v. t.) To render trifling or futile; to make silly.
Null (v. t.) To annul.
Numb (v. t.) To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.
Numerable (v. t.) Capable of being numbered or counted.
Nuncupate (v. t.) To declare publicly or solemnly; to proclaim formally.
Nuncupate (v. t.) To dedicate by declaration; to inscribe; as, to nuncupate a book.
Nurl (v. t.) To cut with reeding or fluting on the edge of, as coins, the heads of screws, etc.; to knurl.
Nurse (v. t.) To nourish; to cherish; to foster
Nurse (v. t.) To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.
Nurse (v. t.) To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.
Nurse (v. t.) To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention.
Nurse (v. t.) To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
Nurse (v. t.) To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
Nurstle (v. t.) To nurse. See Noursle.
Nurture (v. t.) To feed; to nourish.
Nurture (v. t.) To educate; to bring or train up.
Nustle (v. t.) To fondle; to cherish.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To nestle; to house, as in a nest.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
Nuzzle (v. t.) To loiter; to idle.
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