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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about objective complement

Time Traveler for objective complement

Time Traveler

The first known use of objective complement was in 1870

See more words from the same year

Statistics for objective complement

Cite this Entry

“Objective complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objective%20complement. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

Comments on objective complement

What made you want to look up objective complement? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!