Definition of “indirect object” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “indirect object” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indirect objectnoun [ C ]

us /ˈɪn·dəˌrekt ˈɑb·dʒɪkt, ˈɪn·dɑɪ-, -dʒekt/

grammar the person or thing that receives the effect of the action of a verb that has two objects:

In the sentence "Give Jason some cake," "Jason" is the indirect object.

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