Definition of “direct object” - English Dictionary

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direct objectnoun [ C ]

us /dəˈrekt ˈɑb·dʒɪkt, dɑɪ-/

(in grammar) the word or phrase naming who or what receives the action of the verb:

In the sentence "I saw Mary," "Mary" is the direct object.

(Definition of “direct object” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)