Stative Verb List

Below you can see a list of stative verbs I have found on the Internet. The list is far from complete, so if you know any other stative verbs, please just drop a message using the "Add Comment" link.

Note: the classification was mostly invented by me so there may be mistakes.

 

States
  • appear
  • astonish
  • apply
  • be
  • belong to
  • concern
  • contain
  • consist of
  • cost
  • depend on
  • deserve
  • egual
  • fit
  • have
  • impress
  • include
  • involve
  • lack
  • matter
  • measure
  • owe
  • own
  • please
  • possess
  • remain
  • require
  • resamble
  • satisfy
  • seem
  • suffice
  • suit
  • surprise
  • tend
  • weigh
Mental processes
  • agree
  • believe
  • doubt
  • know
  • feel
  • forgive
  • guess
  • hope
  • forget
  • imagine
  • intend
  • mean
  • mind
  • need
  • notice
  • perceive
  • prefer
  • presuppose
  • realize
  • recall
  • recognize
  • regard
  • remember
  • suppose
  • think
  • understand
Emotional states
  • adore
  • appreciate
  • contempt
  • doubt
  • desire
  • detest
  • dislike
  • love
  • like
  • hate
  • want
  • wish
  • prefer
Senses
  • smell
  • hear
  • see
  • taste