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1. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that is the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
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.]
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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
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]
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ac•cu•sa•tive(əˈkyu zə tɪv)
1. of or designating a grammatical case that indicates the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
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.
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A grammatical noun case that indicates a direct object of a verb or preposition.
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|Noun||1.||accusative - the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb|
|Adj.||1.||accusative - containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"|
|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)
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A. ADJ → acusativo
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accusative[əˈkjuːzətɪv] n (GRAMMAR) → accusatif m
in the accusative → à l'accusatif
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adj → Akkusativ-; accusative case → Akkusativ m; accusative ending → Akkusativendung f
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1. adj (Gram) → accusativo/a
2. n (Gram) → accusativo
in the accusative → all'accusativo
in the accusative → all'accusativo
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