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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

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The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
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As such, it is entirely proper for it to suggest that the direct objects of worship within the different traditions are phenomenal appearances to different human mentalities, formed by very different histories and cultures, of the same noumenal ultimate transcategorial reality.

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