1. in a transitive manner; - Example: "you can use the verb `eat' transitively or intransitively"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transitive \Tran"si*tive\, a. [L. transitivus: cf. F. transitif.
1. Having the power of making a transit, or passage. [R.]
2. Effected by transference of signification.
By far the greater part of the transitive or
derivative applications of words depend on casual
and unaccountable caprices of the feelings or the
3. (Gram.) Passing over to an object; expressing an action
which is not limited to the agent or subject, but which
requires an object to complete the sense; as, a transitive
verb, for example, he holds the book.
[1913 Webster] -- Tran"si*tive*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a transitive manner; "you can use the verb `eat'
transitively or intransitively" [ant: intransitively]