accusative

  1. Adjective.  Producing accusations; accusatory; accusatorial; a manner that reflects a finding of fault or blame.
  2. Adjective.  (grammar) 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 has its limited influence. Other parts of speech, including secondary or predicate direct objects, will also influence a sentence‚Äôs construction. In German the case used for direct objects.
  3. Noun.  (grammar) The accusative case.

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