direct object

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direct object

n.
A word or phrase in a sentence referring to the person or thing receiving the action of a transitive verb. For example, in English, in mail the letter and call him, letter and him are direct objects.

direct object

n
(Grammar) grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent receives the direct action of a verb. For example, a book is the direct object in the sentence They bought Anne a book. Compare indirect object

direct′ ob′ject


n.
a word or group of words representing the person or thing upon which the action of a verb is performed or toward which it is directed, as the pronoun it in I saw it.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.direct object - the object that receives the direct action of the verb
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
Translations
complément d’objet directobjet direct

direct object