objective complement

objective complement

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ob′ject com′plement


n.
a noun, noun phrase, pronoun, or adjective used in the predicate following a factitive verb and referring to or identified with its direct object, as treasurer in We appointed him treasurer or white in They painted the house white.
Also called objective complement.
[1905–10]
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It is the subjective side, not any objective complement, that matters.
In the first pair of statements, though "robbing" is a gerund used as an objective complement, it comes from a progressive form, as in "He was robbing the bank," and it carries a progressive-tense meaning.
A Bushnell Scopechief 1.5-4.5x variable with a straight tube objective complements the 7-30 Waters.