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Webster 1913 Edition


Accusative

Ac-cu′sa-tive

,
Adj.
[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.

Ac-cu′sa-tive

,
Noun.
(Gram.)
The accusative case.

Webster 1828 Edition


Accusative

ACCU'SATIVE

,
Adj.
A term given to a case of nouns, in Grammars, on which the action of a verb terminates or falls; called in English Grammar the objective case.

Definition 2021


accusative

accusative

English

Adjective

accusative (comparative more accusative, superlative most accusative)

  1. Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; in a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame
  2. (grammar) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin, Lithuanian and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb has its limited influence. Other parts of speech, including secondary or predicate direct objects, will also influence a sentence’s construction. In German the case used for direct objects.

Translations

Noun

accusative (plural accusatives)

  1. (grammar) The accusative case.

Synonyms

Translations


French

Adjective

accusative

  1. feminine singular of accusatif

Latin

Noun

accūsātīve

  1. vocative singular of accūsātīvus