In some grammar books, I see the term "ambitransitive" used to describe verbs that have two arguments in some contexts and one argument in others.
From what I've read on Wikipedia, there are generally two types of ambitransitive verb:
First, we have those whose intransitive senses have sole arguments that stand for patients. One such verb is "cook" as in "The turnips cooked in the pot,' vs. "We cooked the turnips"?
Second, we have verbs whose intransitive senses have sole arguments that stand for agents. One such verb is "eat," as in "We ate," and "We ate turnips."
So I'm asking whether the term "ambitransitive" is a generally accepted term among linguists? (I'm afraid I can't rely on Wikipedia for the answer.)