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accusative


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accusative  \Ac*cu"sa*tive\,  a.  [F.  accusatif  L.  accusativus  (in 
  sense  2),  fr  accusare  See  {Accuse}.] 
  1.  Producing  accusations;  accusatory.  ``This  hath  been  a  very 
  accusative  age.''  --Sir  E.  Dering. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  Applied  to  the  case  (as  the  fourth  case  of  Latin 
  and  Greek  nouns)  which  expresses  the  immediate  object  on 
  which  the  action  or  influence  of  a  transitive  verb 
  terminates,  or  the  immediate  object  of  motion  or  tendency 
  to  expressed  by  a  preposition.  It  corresponds  to  the 
  objective  case  in  English. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Accusative  \Ac*cu"sa*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  The  accusative  case. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  accusative 
  adj  1:  containing  or  expressing  accusation;  "an  accusitive 
  forefinger";  "black  accusatory  looks";  "accusive  shoes 
  and  telltale  trousers"-  O.Henry;  "his  accusing  glare" 
  [syn:  {accusatory},  {accusing},  {accusive}] 
  2:  (grammar)  serving  as  or  indicating  the  object  of  a  verb  or 
  of  certain  prepositions  and  used  for  certain  other 
  purposes;  "objective  case";  "accusative  endings"  [syn:  {objective}] 
  n  :  the  category  of  nouns  serving  as  the  direct  object  of  a  verb 
  [syn:  {accusative  case},  {objective  case}] 




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