Meaning of accusative
Pronunciation: (u-ky'zu-tiv), [key]
- (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, or Russian) noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate the direct object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
- similar to such a case form in function or meaning.
- pertaining to a type of language in which there is an accusative case or in which subjects of transitive verbs behave the same way as subjects of intransitive verbs. Cf. ergative (def. 2).
- an accusative case.
- a word in an accusative case.
- a form or construction of similar function.
- accusative (Thesaurus)