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The closer avers that https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/184668/imprecate-direct-or-indirect-transitive 'can be answered using commonly-available references.' Can it? I tried but don't see a patent, outright answer. Please reopen?

Please also reopen https://english.stackexchange.com/q/184271/50720? I adduce user Cerberus's instructive comment below: "Examples of prepositions do not claim to be exhaustive, and the Google Books have against, which is not mentioned."

Supplementary to KitFox's answer: Yet that curt definition doesn't expound on the verb as user Josh61's comment, and doesn't answer 'What prepositions must be used? ?

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In the dictionary definition you reference, it says both with object and no object. That would be the commonly available reference.

It also includes many example sentences that demonstrate acceptable prepositions to use with this word.

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    The question is not formulated correctly, but what it wants to know, if you read it carefully, is not properly explained in the dictionary. I would vote to reopen. Examples of prepositions do not claim to be exhaustive, and the Google Books have against, which is not mentioned. – Cerberus Jul 14 '14 at 2:38
  • @Cerberus Thank you for your support. Please feel free to emend my OP. – Greek - Area 51 Proposal Jul 14 '14 at 2:39
  • @Cerb if you edit the question to formulate it in the manner you believe it is intended, I will consider re-opening it. – Kit Z. Fox Jul 14 '14 at 2:39
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    @KitFox: I'll leave that to the OP. It is he who wants to know; let him improve it. – Cerberus Jul 14 '14 at 2:40

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