Transitive Verbs Starting with V
Vacate (v. t.) To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
Vacate (v. t.) To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
Vacate (v. t.) To defeat; to put an end to.
Vaccinate (v. t.) To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows.
Vacillate (v. t.) To move one way and the other; to reel or stagger; to waver.
Vacillate (v. t.) To fluctuate in mind or opinion; to be unsteady or inconstant; to waver.
Vacuate (v. t.) To make void, or empty.
Vail (v. t.) To let fail; to allow or cause to sink.
Vail (v. t.) To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
Valance (v. t.) To furnish with a valance; to decorate with hangings or drapery.
Validate (v. t.) To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to.
Value (v. t.) To estimate the value, or worth, of; to rate at a certain price; to appraise; to reckon with respect to number, power, importance, etc.
Value (v. t.) To rate highly; to have in high esteem; to hold in respect and estimation; to appreciate; to prize; as, to value one for his works or his virtues.
Value (v. t.) To raise to estimation; to cause to have value, either real or apparent; to enhance in value.
Value (v. t.) To be worth; to be equal to in value.
Vamp (v. t.) To provide, as a shoe, with new upper leather; hence, to piece, as any old thing, with a new part; to repair; to patch; -- often followed by up.
Van (v. t.) To wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.
Van (v. t.) To fan, or to cleanse by fanning; to winnow.
Vandyke (v. t.) fit or furnish with a Vandyke; to form with points or scallops like a Vandyke.
Vanquish (v. t.) To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy.
Vanquish (v. t.) Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute.
Vantage (v. t.) To profit; to aid.
Vapor (v. t.) To send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid.
Vaporize (v. t.) To convert into vapor, as by the application of heat, whether naturally or artificially.
Variegate (v. t.) To diversify in external appearance; to mark with different colors; to dapple; to streak; as, to variegate a floor with marble of different colors.
Varify (v. t.) To make different; to vary; to variegate.
Vary (v. t.) To change the aspect of; to alter in form, appearance, substance, position, or the like; to make different by a partial change; to modify; as, to vary the properties, proportions, or nature of a thing; to vary a posture or an attitude; to vary one's dress or opinions.
Vary (v. t.) To change to something else; to transmute; to exchange; to alternate.
Vary (v. t.) To make of different kinds; to make different from one another; to diversity; to variegate.
Vary (v. t.) To embellish; to change fancifully; to present under new aspects, as of form, key, measure, etc. See Variation, 4.
Vassal (v. t.) To treat as a vassal; to subject to control; to enslave.
Vat (v. t.) To put or transfer into a vat.
Vault (v. t.) To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.
Vaunt (v. t.) To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with ostentation.
Vaunt (v. t.) To put forward; to display.
Veer (v. t.) To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel.
Vein (v. t.) To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.
Vellicate (v. t.) To twitch; to cause to twitch convulsively.
Velvet (v. t.) To make like, or cover with, velvet.
Vend (v. t.) To transfer to another person for a pecuniary equivalent; to make an object of trade; to dispose of by sale; to sell; as, to vend goods; to vend vegetables.
Venditate (v. t.) To cry up. as if for sale; to blazon.
Veneer (v. t.) To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively.
Veneer (v. t.) A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense.
Venenate (v. t.) To poison; to infect with poison.
Venerate (v. t.) To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders.
Venge (v. t.) To avenge; to punish; to revenge.
Vent (v. t.) To sell; to vend.
Vent (v. t.) To let out at a vent, or small aperture; to give passage or outlet to.
Vent (v. t.) To suffer to escape from confinement; to let out; to utter; to pour forth; as, to vent passion or complaint.
Vent (v. t.) To utter; to report; to publish.
Vent (v. t.) To scent, as a hound.
Vent (v. t.) To furnish with a vent; to make a vent in; as, to vent. a mold.
Ventilate (v. t.) To open and expose to the free passage of air; to supply with fresh air, and remove impure air from; to air; as, to ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar; to ventilate a mine.
Ventilate (v. t.) To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
Ventilate (v. t.) To change or renew, as the air of a room.
Ventilate (v. t.) To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
Ventilate (v. t.) To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy.
Ventilate (v. t.) To give vent; to utter; to make public.
Venture (v. t.) To expose to hazard; to risk; to hazard; as, to venture one's person in a balloon.
Venture (v. t.) To put or send on a venture or chance; as, to venture a horse to the West Indies.
Venture (v. t.) To confide in; to rely on; to trust.
Verbalize (v. t.) To convert into a verb; to verbify.
Verbenate (v. t.) To strew with verbena, or vervain, as in ancient sacrifices and rites.
Verberate (v. t.) To beat; to strike.
Verify (v. t.) To make into a verb; to use as a verb; to verbalize.
Verdigris (v. t.) To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
Verify (v. t.) To prove to be true or correct; to establish the truth of; to confirm; to substantiate.
Verify (v. t.) To confirm or establish the authenticity of by examination or competent evidence; to authenciate; as, to verify a written statement; to verify an account, a pleading, or the like.
Verify (v. t.) To maintain; to affirm; to support.
Vermiculate (v. t.) To form or work, as by inlaying, with irregular
Vermilion (v. t.) To color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red.
Verse (v. t.) To tell in verse, or poetry.
Versify (v. t.) To relate or describe in verse; to compose in verse.
Versify (v. t.) To turn into verse; to render into metrical form; as, to versify the Psalms.
Very (v. t.) True; real; actual; veritable.
Vesicate (v. t.) To raise little bladders or blisters upon; to inflame and separate the cuticle of; to blister.
Vesiculate (v. t.) To form vesicles in, as lava.
Vessel (v. t.) To put into a vessel.
Vestigate (v. t.) To investigate.
Vesture (v. t.) A garment or garments; a robe; clothing; dress; apparel; vestment; covering; envelope.
Vesture (v. t.) The corn, grass, underwood, stubble, etc., with which land was covered; as, the vesture of an acre.
Vesture (v. t.) Seizin; possession.
Veto (v. t.) To prohibit; to negative; also, to refuse assent to, as a legislative bill, and thus prevent its enactment; as, to veto an appropriation bill.
Vex (v. t.) To to/s back and forth; to agitate; to disquiet.
Vex (v. t.) To make angry or annoyed by little provocations; to irritate; to plague; to torment; to harass; to afflict; to trouble; to tease.
Vex (v. t.) To twist; to weave.
Vial (v. t.) To put in a vial or vials.
Vibrate (v. t.) To brandish; to move to and fro; to swing; as, to vibrate a sword or a staff.
Vibrate (v. t.) To mark or measure by moving to and fro; as, a pendulum vibrating seconds.
Vibrate (v. t.) To affect with vibratory motion; to set in vibration.
Vice (v. t.) To hold or squeeze with a vice, or as if with a vice.
Viciate (v. t.) See Vitiate.
Victimate (v. t.) To make a victim of; to sacrifice; to immolate.
Victimize (v. t.) To make a victim of, esp. by deception; to dupe; to cheat.
Victual (v. t.) To supply with provisions for subsistence; to provide with food; to store with sustenance; as, to victual an army; to victual a ship.
Vie (v. t.) To stake; to wager.
Vie (v. t.) To do or produce in emulation, competition, or rivalry; to put in competition; to bandy.
View (v. t.) To see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye; to inspect; to explore.
View (v. t.) To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects.
Vignette (v. t.) To make, as an engraving or a photograph, with a border or edge insensibly fading away.
Vigor (v. t.) To invigorate.
Vilify (v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
Vilify (v. t.) To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
Vilify (v. t.) To treat as vile; to despise.
Vilipend (v. t.) To value lightly; to depreciate; to slight; to despise.
Villain (v. t.) To debase; to degrade.
Villanize (v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to revile.
Vindicate (v. t.) To lay claim to; to assert a right to; to claim.
Vindicate (v. t.) To maintain or defend with success; to prove to be valid; to assert convincingly; to sustain against assault; as, to vindicate a right, claim, or title.
Vindicate (v. t.) To support or maintain as true or correct, against denial, censure, or objections; to defend; to justify.
Vindicate (v. t.) To maintain, as a law or a cause, by overthrowing enemies.
Vindicate (v. t.) To liberate; to set free; to deliver.
Vindicate (v. t.) To avenge; to punish; as, a war to vindicate or punish infidelity.
Vinegar (v. t.) To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.
Violate (v. t.) To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
Violate (v. t.) To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.
Violate (v. t.) To disturb; to interrupt.
Violate (v. t.) To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
Violence (v. t.) To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.
Violent (v. t.) To urge with violence.
Virtuate (v. t.) To make efficacious; to give virtue of efficacy.
Visa (v. t.) To indorse, after examination, with the word vise, as a passport; to vise.
Visage (v. t.) To face.
Visard (v. t.) To mask.
Viscerate (v. t.) To deprive of the viscera, or entrails; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
Vise (v. t.) To examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa.
Vision (v. t.) To see in a vision; to dream.
Visit (v. t.) To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as, the physician visits his patient.
Visit (v. t.) To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
Visit (v. t.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath.
Visit (v. t.) The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call; as, a visit of civility or respect; a visit to Saratoga; the visit of a physician.
Visit (v. t.) The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation; as, the visit of a trustee or inspector.
Visualize (v. t.) To make visual, or visible; to see in fancy.
Vitalize (v. t.) To endow with life, or vitality; to give life to; to make alive; as, vitalized blood.
Vitiate (v. t.) To make vicious, faulty, or imperfect; to render defective; to injure the substance or qualities of; to impair; to contaminate; to spoil; as, exaggeration vitiates a style of writing; sewer gas vitiates the air.
Vitiate (v. t.) To cause to fail of effect, either wholly or in part; to make void; to destroy, as the validity or binding force of an instrument or transaction; to annul; as, any undue influence exerted on a jury vitiates their verdict; fraud vitiates a contract.
Vitrificate (v. t.) To convert into glass; to vitrify.
Vitrify (v. t.) To convert into, or cause to resemble, glass or a glassy substance, by heat and fusion.
Vitrify (v. t.) To become glass; to be converted into glass.
Vitriolate (v. t.) To convert into, or change to, a vitriol; to make into sulphuric acid or a sulphate.
Vitriolate (v. t.) To subject to the action of, or impregnate with, vitriol.
Vitriolize (v. t.) To convert into a vitriol; to vitriolate.
Vituperate (v. t.) To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
Vivificate (v. t.) To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify.
Vivificate (v. t.) To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce.
Vivify (v. t.) To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate.
Vivisect (v. t.) To perform vivisection upon; to dissect alive.
Vocalize (v. t.) To form into voice; to make vocal or sonant; to give intonation or resonance to.
Vocalize (v. t.) To practice singing on the vowel sounds.
Vociferate (v. t.) To utter with a loud voice; to shout out.
Voice (v. t.) To give utterance or expression to; to utter; to publish; to announce; to divulge; as, to voice the sentiments of the nation.
Voice (v. t.) To utter with sonant or vocal tone; to pronounce with a narrowed glottis and rapid vibrations of the vocal cords; to speak above a whisper.
Voice (v. t.) To fit for producing the proper sounds; to regulate the tone of; as, to voice the pipes of an organ.
Voice (v. t.) To vote; to elect; to appoint.
Volatilize (v. t.) To render volatile; to cause to exhale or evaporate; to cause to pass off in vapor.
Volcanize (v. t.) To subject to, or cause to undergo, volcanic heat, and to be affected by its action.
Volley (v. t.) To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
Volow (v. t.) To baptize; -- used in contempt by the Reformers.
Voluntary (v. t.) Proceeding from the will; produced in or by an act of choice.
Voluntary (v. t.) Unconstrained by the interference of another; unimpelled by the influence of another; not prompted or persuaded by another; done of his or its own accord; spontaneous; acting of one's self, or of itself; free.
Voluntary (v. t.) Done by design or intention; intentional; purposed; intended; not accidental; as, if a man kills another by lopping a tree, it is not voluntary manslaughter.
Voluntary (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the will; subject to, or regulated by, the will; as, the voluntary motions of an animal, such as the movements of the leg or arm (in distinction from involuntary motions, such as the movements of the heart); the voluntary muscle fibers, which are the agents in voluntary motion.
Voluntary (v. t.) Endowed with the power of willing; as, man is a voluntary agent.
Voluntary (v. t.) Free; without compulsion; according to the will, consent, or agreement, of a party; without consideration; gratuitous; without valuable consideration.
Voluntary (v. t.) Of or pertaining to voluntaryism; as, a voluntary church, in distinction from an established or state church.
Volunteer (v. t.) To offer or bestow voluntarily, or without solicitation or compulsion; as, to volunteer one's services.
Vomit (v. t.) To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by up or out.
Vomit (v. t.) Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones, etc.
Vote (v. t.) To choose by suffrage; to elec/; as, to vote a candidate into office.
Vote (v. t.) To enact, establish, grant, determine, etc., by a formal vote; as, the legislature voted the resolution.
Vote (v. t.) To declare by general opinion or common consent, as if by a vote; as, he was voted a bore.
Vote (v. t.) To condemn; to devote; to doom.
Vouch (v. t.) To call; to summon.
Vouch (v. t.) To call upon to witness; to obtest.
Vouch (v. t.) To warrant; to maintain by affirmations; to attest; to affirm; to avouch.
Vouch (v. t.) To back; to support; to confirm; to establish.
Vouch (v. t.) To call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.
Vouchsafe (v. t.) To condescend to grant; to concede; to bestow.
Vouchsafe (v. t.) To receive or accept in condescension.
Vowelize (v. t.) To give the quality, sound, or office of a vowel to.
Voyage (v. t.) To travel; to pass over; to traverse.
Vulcanize (v. t.) To change the properties of, as caoutchouc, or India rubber, by the process of vulcanization.
Vulnerate (v. t.) To wound; to hurt.
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