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adjective, Grammar.
(of a verb) expressing a state or condition, as like, want, or believe, and usually used in simple, not progressive, tenses:
I liked them. I want some. I will never believe it.
denoting a verb describing a state rather than an activity, act, or event, such as know and want as opposed to leave and throw Compare nonstative
a stative verb


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