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British pronunciation/pˈɑːsɪv/
American pronunciation/ˈpæsɪv/
passive
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accepting what happens or not opposing what other people do or say

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peacefully resistant in response to injustice

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(grammar) describing a verb whose subject is affected by the action of the verb

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(grammar) the form of a verb used when the grammatical subject is affected by the action of the verb, rather than performing it

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The Socratic approach to learning encourages active engagement and reflection rather than passive acceptance of information.
Fatalism can lead to a passive approach to life, as individuals may feel their efforts are futile against predetermined outcomes.
The movie was criticized for its sexist portrayal of women as passive and submissive.
Investing in the right stocks can be like riding a gravy train, earning passive income without having to do much.
In their friendship, Jake was always the one who made plans and reached out to stay in touch, while his friend Tom tended to be less proactive and more passive.
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