Definition of accusative:
- 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 terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.
- Producing accusations; accusatory.
- The accusative case.
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- "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- "Betty Lee, Freshman", Harriet Pyne Grove.
If we derive our notions of the cases from philosophical grammar, it is true, no doubt, that it would be difficult to convey by a simple composition the abstract relations supposed to be expressed by the terminations of the genitive, dative, and accusative.- "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max Müller.