accusative

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1ac·cu·sa·tive

adjective \ə-ˈkyü-zə-tiv\

Definition of ACCUSATIVE

1
:  of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the direct object of a verb or the object of any of several prepositions
2
:  accusatory <an accusative tone>

Origin of ACCUSATIVE

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French acusatif, from Latin accusativus, from accusatus, past participle of accusare
First Known Use: 15th century

2accusative

noun

grammar : the form of a noun or pronoun when it is the direct object of a verb or the object of a preposition

Full Definition of ACCUSATIVE

:  the accusative case of a language :  a form in the accusative case

Examples of ACCUSATIVE

  1. a noun in the accusative

First Known Use of ACCUSATIVE

circa 1620

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