retained object complement


noun Grammar.

an object complement that is kept in its predicative position following the verb when the verb is transformed into the passive voice, as genius in He was considered a genius from (They) considered him a genius.

Nearby words

  1. retain,
  2. retained earnings,
  3. retained income,
  4. retained menstruation,
  5. retained object,
  6. retained testis,
  7. retainer,
  8. retainership,
  9. retaining ring,
  10. retaining wall

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