A verb form that can function as the only verb in the predicate of a sentence: They ate a can of pork and beans. Verb forms classified as gerunds, infinitives, or participles cannot. See predicate. COMPARE verbal.
a verb form that agrees with a subject and shows a tense
a verb that is inflected for tense, person, and number
A finite verb is an inflected verbal form that occurs in an independent clause.
A verb form that is limited in tense, person, and number, such as goes in He goes.
A finite verb is a verb that is inflected for person and for tense according to the rules and categories of the languages in which it occurs. Finite verbs can form independent clauses, which can stand by their own as complete sentences.