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Meaning of ACCUSATIVE

Pronunciation:  u'kyoozutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
  2. [adj]  containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"
  3. [adj]  (grammar) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings"
 

ACCUSATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accusative case, accusatory, accusing, accusive, inculpative, inculpatory, objective, objective case
 
 See Also: oblique, oblique case

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Ac*cu"sa*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    The accusative case.
    
    
 

 

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