Why is a verb that takes an object called transitive? Why does that term make sense?
The way I see it is that it extends its action to an object rather than limits it within the subject. I take this notion from the Arabic terms of intransitive (لازِم) meaning contained and (مُتَعَدّي) meaning transceding (I might have just made up that word). However, this notion has no sense of transition. Hence the question.