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accusative

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adjective ac·cu·sa·tive \ə-ˈkyü-zə-tiv\

Definition of accusative

  1. 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. 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


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accusative

noun ac·cu·sa·tive

Simple Definition of accusative

  • 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

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

Examples of accusative

  1. a noun in the accusative



Circa 1620

First Known Use of accusative

circa 1620


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