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Definitions of accusative

  1. (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Producing accusations; accusatory. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The accusative case. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The objective case. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Objective. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Accusing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The case of a noun on which the action of a verb falls (in English, the objective). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Case of the direct object in grammar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. The case of the direct object; objective case. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The name for the case in Latin which is called in English the objective; censuring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. ak-k[=u]z'a-tiv, adj. accusing.--n. (gram.) the case which expresses the direct object of transitive verbs (in English, the objective)--primarily expressing destination or the goal of motion.--adj. ACCUS'ATIVAL. [Fr. accusatif--L. accusativus, 'of the nature of accusation,' a translation of the Gr. (pt[=o]sis) aitiatik[=e], (the case) 'of accusing,' but also 'of or pertaining to what is caused or effected' (aitiaton, effect, aitia, cause); hence, properly, the case of the effect.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. A. case (or a. as noun), the grammatical case used in Greek& Latin for the goal of motion or obj. of action; in uninflected langg., applied to the wd that stands as obj., though with no mark of case. Hence accusatival adj., accusatively adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. The case of Greek and Latin nouns corresponding to the objective case in English. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. A term of grammar, the fourth case of a noun. Complete Dictionary

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