objective complement

noun

Definition of objective complement

: 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")

First Known Use of objective complement

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Objective complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objective%20complement. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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