An ELT Glossary : Inchoative Verbs
Definition : Inchoative verbs describe a change of state.
bloom - The roses bloomed.
dry - The washing dried.
evaporate - The water evaporated.
melt - The snow melted.
open - The door opened.
Some inchoative verbs have a transitive, causative verb as a counterpart :
melt - The snow melted. / The sun melted the snow.
open - The door opened. / Marian opened the door.