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Control verb
also called "equi" verb and has one more synonym

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  1. a verb that combines with (at least) one nominal complement and one verbal complement, such that the nominal complement corresponds to a semantic argument of both the control verb and its verbal complement

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  2. a term from linguistics

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  3. In English and many other languages, control verbs may be classified as either subject-control, meaning that it is their (syntactic) subject that is semantically shared, or object-control, meaning that it is their (syntactic) object that is

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  4. For example, in the English example "George tried to escape", tried is a control verb

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  5. Its syntactic subject George must be interpreted as the agent argument of both tried and to escape

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