a word or a group of words used in the predicate following a factitive verb and referring to its direct object, as treasurer in We appointed him treasurer, white in They painted the house white, or an interesting speaker in They thought him an interesting speaker.
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Also called objective complement.
Origin of object complement
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby object complement
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