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accusative

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Etymology

From French adjective accusatif, from Latin accusativus, from perfect passive participle accusatus, from verb accusare, + adjective suffix -ivus. See accuse.

Pronunciation

Adjective

accusative

  1. Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame
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  2. (grammar): Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb has its limited influence. Other parts of speech, including secondary or predicate direct objects, will also influence a sentence’s construction. In German the case used for direct objects.

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Noun

accusative

  1. (grammar): The accusative case.

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French

Adjective

accusative f.

  1. Feminine of accusatif.

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