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Definition of the adjective accusative

What does accusative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. containing or expressing accusation
  2. serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes

Alternative definition of the adjective accusative


  1. Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame
  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.

Definition of the noun accusative

What does accusative mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accusatives

  1. the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb

Alternative definition of the noun accusative


  1. [grammar] The accusative case.

Phrases with accusative

  1. accusative case
  2. Accusative-Case
  3. Genitive-Accusative

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Google previewAdvances in the Theory of the Lexicon (2006)

by Dieter Wunderlich

Japanese shows accusative, dative and nominative postpositions with nouns, but no agreement morphemes on the verb. Chinese, an 'isolating' language, represents the positional type SVO without agreement and case (except some ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1884)

by Charles Annandale

The Latin word /liidius, the sword, for example, suffers certain changes at its end to express certain ideas of relation, which in English are expressed by separate words, thus : — Nominative caw, Genitive ,, Dative „ Accusative ,, Vocative , ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

accusative (adj/n.) ( acc, ACC) In languages which express GRAMMATICAL relationships by means of ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

is formally unmarked, while the more restricted (ergative or accusative) is marked. It is unusual for languages to apply one coding pattern ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tocharian B. (2013)

Revised and Greatly Enlarged. by Douglas Q. Adams

In the case of nouns attested forms are given in the order: nominative singular, genitive singular, accusative singular, nominative dual, genitive dual, accusative dual, nominative plural, genitive plural, accusative plural. The numbers, singular ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1S1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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