accusative


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ac·cu·sa·tive

 (ə-kyo͞o′zə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that is the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
2. Accusatory.
n.
1. The accusative case.
2. A word or form in the accusative case.

[Middle English acusatif, from Old French, from Latin (cāsus) accūsātīvus, (case) of accusation (mistranslation of Greek aitiātikē (ptōsis), causal (case), (case) indicating the thing caused by the verb, from aitiā, cause, also accusation, charge), from accūsātus, past participle of accūsāre, to accuse; see accuse.]

ac·cu′sa·tive·ly adv.

accusative

(əˈkjuːzətɪv)
adj
1. (Grammar) grammar denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in inflected languages that is used to identify the direct object of a finite verb, of certain prepositions, and for certain other purposes. See also objective5
2. (Law) another word for accusatorial
n
(Grammar) grammar
a. the accusative case
b. a word or speech element in the accusative case
[C15: from Latin; in grammar, from the phrase cāsus accūsātīvus accusative case, a mistaken translation of Greek ptōsis aitiatikē the case indicating causation. See accuse]
accusatival adj
acˈcusatively adv

ac•cu•sa•tive

(əˈkyu zə tɪv)

adj.
1. of or designating a grammatical case that indicates the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
n.
3. the accusative case.
4. a word or other form in the accusative case.
[1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin accūsātīvus=ac- ac- + -cūsātīvus, comb. form of causātīvus (see causative)]
ac•cu•sa•ti•val (əˌkyu zəˈtaɪ vəl) adj.
ac•cu′sa•tive•ly, adv.

accusative

A grammatical noun case that indicates a direct object of a verb or preposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accusative - the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
oblique, oblique case - any grammatical case other than the nominative
Adj.1.accusative - containing or expressing accusationaccusative - containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
2.accusative - serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes; "objective case"; "accusative endings"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
Translations
akuzativčtvrtý pád
akuzativo
akkusatiivisyyttävä
akkuzatívusztárgyeset
ásakaþolfall
galininkas
tožilnik
ackusativ

accusative

[əˈkjuːzətɪv] (Ling)
A. ADJacusativo
B. N (also accusative case) → acusativo m
in the accusativeen acusativo

accusative

[əˈkjuːzətɪv] n (GRAMMAR)accusatif m
in the accusative → à l'accusatif

accusative

nAkkusativ m; in the accusativeim Akkusativ
adjAkkusativ-; accusative caseAkkusativ m; accusative endingAkkusativendung f

accusative

[əˈkjuːztɪv]
1. adj (Gram) → accusativo/a
2. n (Gram) → accusativo
in the accusative → all'accusativo
References in classic literature ?
Well, he--," said the two, indicating their opponent with accusative forefingers.
However, this rain is not resting, but is doing something ACTIVELY,--it is falling--to interfere with the bird, likely--and this indicates MOVEMENT, which has the effect of sliding it into the Accusative case and changing DEM Regen into DEN Regen.
Keywords: first valued-first linearized (to the left); SVO sequences; (derived) OSV/OVS sequences; failure of accusative Case valuation; counter-cyclic elements.
The salience of the Selkup language is that the object in the canonical SOV pattern can be expressed by a zero-marked noun for accusative ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1980: 172).
Biddan takes the accusative and the genitive, and beodan the dative.
VERB, PREP, Nominative COUNT, Genitive COUNT, Dative COUNT, Accusative COUNT, Instrumental COUNT, Locative COUNT.
It [duh] can be constructed (a) with the subject of the milker and the direct object which refers (i) to the animal being milked (cow or cow substitute) or to the relevant body part (udder), or (ii) to the substance obtained by milking (milk or milk substitute, in particular, Soma); (P) with the subject of the cow (or cow substitute) and the accusative of milk etc.
Keywords: Pashto; nominative Case; accusative Case; monotransitives; split-ergativity.
Further, if the cui is interpreted as an accusative, as it is by Boccaccio and at least forty other commentators over the first six centuries in the poem's afterlife, we probably ought to consider the putative reasons for Guido Cavalcanti's disdain of the Roman poet, the case for which, as we shall see, has never been more than tenuous.
For example, while the accusative enclitic used in isolation /ru/ can be stressed (4(b)), the accusative enclitic used in a clitic cluster /u/ cannot (3(c)).
The Latin word 'meridiem' is the accusative of 'meridies', which means midday.
Debates on the Indian news channels have been blatantly accusative of the Government, but as far as the Congress-led regime is concerned it is a case of 'innocent until proven otherwise'.