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Accusative - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Accusative' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Accusative [ a.]
- Producing accusations; accusatory.
- 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 terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.
2 . Accusative [ n.]
- The accusative case.

Meaning of 'Accusative' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . accusative [ a]
Meaning (1):
- serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes
Example in sentence:
  • accusative endings;
  • objective case
2 . accusative [ s]
Meaning (2):
- containing or expressing accusation
Example in sentence:
  • accusive shoes and telltale trousers;
  • an accusative forefinger;
  • black accusatory looks;
  • his accusing glare