adjective \ˈdā-tiv\

Definition of DATIVE

:  of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks typically the indirect object of a verb, the object of some prepositions, or a possessor

Origin of DATIVE

Middle English datif, from Latin dativus, from datus
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with DATIVE



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

Full Definition of DATIVE

:  a dative case or form

Examples of DATIVE

  1. a noun in the dative

First Known Use of DATIVE

15th century

Rhymes with DATIVE


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