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noun 
  1. (Grammar): The accusative case.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: accusatief , vierde naamval , lijdend voorwerp
  • French: accusatif
  • German: Akkusativ , Wenfall
  • Italian: accusativo(it)m
  • Spanish: acusativo , complemento directo
adjective 
  1. Producing accusations; accusatory; a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame
Quotations
  • This hath been a very age — w:Sir E. Dering, Sir E. Dering
    1. (Grammar): Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate direct object, 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: 
  • Dutch: beschuldigend
  • French: accusatif
  • German: Akkusativ-
  • Italian: accusativo(it)m
  • Spanish: acusativo
Etymology: From French adjective accusatif, from Latin accusativus, from perfect passive participle accusatus, from verb accusare, + adjective suffix -ivus. See accuse.


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