preterite
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹɛtəɹət/, /ˈpɹɛtəɹɪt/
Adjective

preterite (not comparable)

  1. (grammar, of a tense) showing an action at a determined moment in the past.
  2. Belonging wholly to the past; passed by.
Synonyms Translations Noun

preterite (plural preterites)

  1. (grammar) The preterite tense, simple past tense: the grammatical tense that determines the specific initiation or termination of an action in the past.
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