accusative case


accusative case
noun
the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
Syn: ↑accusative, ↑objective case
Derivationally related forms: ↑accusative (for: ↑accusative)
Hypernyms: ↑oblique, ↑oblique case

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  • Accusative case — The accusative case (abbreviated acc) of a noun is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a transitive verb. The same case is used in many languages for the objects of (some or all) prepositions. It is a noun that is having… …   Wikipedia

  • accusative case — case which indicates the direct object of a finite verb (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accusative case — noun case used to mark the immediate object (direct object) on which the action or influence of a transitive verb has its limited influence. I see the car. Syn: objective case …   Wiktionary

  • accusative case —    Auialo …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • accusative — [ə kyo͞o′zə tiv] adj. [ME acusatif < L accusativus < accusare, ACCUSE: L mistransl. (by PRISCIAN) of Gr grammatical term correctly rendered causativus, causative: the goal or end point of an action was orig. considered to be its cause] 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • accusative Grammar — [ə kju:zətɪv] adjective denoting a case which expresses the object of an action or the goal of motion. noun a word in the accusative case. Origin ME: from L. (casus) accusativus, translating Gk (ptōsis) aitiatikē (the case) showing cause …   English new terms dictionary

  • Accusative — Ac*cu sa*tive, n. (Gram.) The accusative case. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • case — case1 [kās] n. [ME & OFr cas, an event < L casus, a chance, lit., falling, pp. of cadere, to fall < IE base * k̑ad , to fall > Sans s̍ad , to fall off] 1. an example, instance, or occurrence [a case of carelessness, a case of measles] 2 …   English World dictionary

  • accusative — accusatively, adv. /euh kyooh zeuh tiv/, adj. 1. Gram. a. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, or Russian) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions. b.… …   Universalium

  • accusative — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French acusatif, from Latin accusativus, from accusatus, past participle of accusare Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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