Accusative meaning

ə-kyo͝ozə-tĭv
The accusative case.
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A word or form in the accusative case.
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Designating, of, or in the case of the direct object of a finite verb.
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Accusatory.
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The accusative case.
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A word in this case.
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(grammar case): acc., A.
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Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; in a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame.

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(grammar) Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin, Lithuanian and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a 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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(grammar) The accusative case.
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Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that is the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
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Accusatory.
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Origin of accusative

  • Middle English acusatif from Old French from Latin (cāsus) accūsātīvus (case) of accusation (mistranslation of Greek aitiātikē (ptōsis) causal (case), (case) indicating the thing caused by the verb) (from aitiā cause, also accusation, charge) from accūsātus past participle of accūsāre to accuse accuse

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in the mid 15th century. From Middle English, and from Anglo-Norman accusatif, from Middle French acusatif or from Latin accūsātīvus (“of accusing”), from accūsātus, perfect passive participle of accūsō. The Latin form was mistranslated from Ancient Greek αἰτιατική (aitiatikē) + πτῶσις (ptōsis, “case of that which was caused”) from αιτία (aitia, “accusation or cause”). Akin to accuse.

    From Wiktionary