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English definition of “accusative”


noun [S]     /əˈkjuː.zə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that is used in some languages to show that the word is the direct object of a verbVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs accusative     adjective the accusative endingVerb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of accusative noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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