object complement

noun Grammar.

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.

Nearby words

  1. obj.,
  2. object,
  3. object ball,
  4. object choice,
  5. object code,
  6. object distance,
  7. object glass,
  8. object language,
  9. object lens,
  10. object lesson

Origin of object complement

First recorded in 1905–10

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