Infinitive

in·fin·i·tive

noun \in-ˈfi-nə-tiv\

Definition of INFINITIVE

: a verb form normally identical in English with the first person singular that performs some functions of a noun and at the same time displays some characteristics of a verb and that is used with to (as in “I asked him to go”) except with auxiliary and various other verbs (as in “no one saw himleave”)

First Known Use of INFINITIVE

1530
Reproduced with thanks from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
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