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Definition of "accusative" []

  • Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that is the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions. (adjective)
  • Accusatory. (adjective)
  • The accusative case. (noun)
  • A word or form in the accusative case. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accusative" in a sentence
  • "You misspelled the Latin accusative singular of the word "mind"."
  • "The latter is the accusative singular of the Latin word for "mint"."
  • "This is called the accusative ending; and the word to which it is attached is said to be in the "accusative case":"