objective complement

noun

: a noun, adjective, or pronoun used in the predicate as complement to a verb and as qualifier of its direct object (such as chairman in "we elected him chairman")

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of objective complement was in 1870

Dictionary Entries Near objective complement

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“Objective complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objective%20complement. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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