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  • singular noun accusative In the grammar of some languages, the accusative, or the accusative case, is the case used for a noun when it is the direct object of a verb, or the object of some prepositions. In English, only the pronouns 'me', 'him', 'her', 'us', and 'them' are in the accusative. Compare nominative. 3
  • adjective accusative denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in inflected languages that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb, of certain prepositions, and for certain other purposes 3
  • noun accusative the accusative case 3
  • noun accusative a word or speech element in the accusative case 3
  • adjective accusative designating, of, or in the case of the direct object of a finite verb 3
  • abbreviation ACCUSATIVE accusatory 3
  • noun accusative a word in this case 3
  • noun accusative Relating to or denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives that expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion. 1
  • adjective accusative Grammar. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, or Russian) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions. similar to such a case form in function or meaning. 1
  • adjective accusative Linguistics. pertaining to a type of language in which there is an accusative case or in which subjects of transitive verbs behave the same way as subjects of intransitive verbs. Compare ergative (def 2). 1
  • abbreviation ACCUSATIVE accusatory. 1
  • noun accusative an accusative case. 1
  • noun accusative a word in an accusative case. 1
  • noun accusative a form or construction of similar function. 1
  • adjective accusative assigning blame or guilt 1
  • noun accusative grammar: accusative case 1
  • adjective accusative grammar: case 1
  • noun accusative (grammar) The accusative case. 0
  • adjective accusative Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; in a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame. 0
  • adjective accusative (grammar) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin, Lithuanian and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb has its limited influence. Other parts of speech, including secondary or predicate direct objects, will also influence a sentence’s construction. In German the case used for direct objects. 0
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