- (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.
- similar to such a case form in function or meaning.
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Origin of accusative
OTHER WORDS FROM accusativeac·cu·sa·tive·ly, adverbself-ac·cu·sa·tive, adjective
Words nearby accusative
Example sentences from the Web for accusative
I expected to find you among your pillows,' said I, accusative.
Moreover, fet of the plural applies only to the nominative and accusative; the genitive has fota, the dative fotum.Language|Edward Sapir
The construction with on is rare, the verb in this sense regularly takes an accusative.
This seems justly observed, for we say, He came himself; Himself shall do this; where himself cannot be an accusative.A Grammar of the English Tongue|Samuel Johnson
Every accusative resembles either the nominative or the dative; if the latter, it ends in -e.
British Dictionary definitions for accusative
- the accusative case
- a word or speech element in the accusative case