accusative accusative  /ə ˈkju zə tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
  2. (adj) containing or expressing accusation
  3. (adj) serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

Usage(s):

  1. Apparently we have arrived at a point where it is not necessary for the baby or anyone else to learn the difference between the nominative and accusative cases.
  2. Bernie, whose wife was leaving him, and Barbara, who was leaving her husband, each took the part of the other's mate and got deeply involved in an angry, accusative pushing match.
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