Definition of Direct object

1. Noun. The object that receives the direct action of the verb.

Exact synonyms: Object Of The Verb
Generic synonyms: Object



Definition of Direct object

1. Noun. (grammar) The noun or noun phrase that a verb is directly acting upon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Direct Object

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direct inguinal hernia
direct initiative
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direct lead
direct life cycle
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direct lytic factor of cobra venom
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direct mail
direct mailer
direct marketing
direct maternal death
direct method for making inlays
direct nuclear division
direct object (current term)
direct objects
direct ophthalmoscope
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direct primary
direct product
direct products
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direct reacting bilirubin
direct resin restoration
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Literary usage of Direct object

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1. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"direct object 387. The direct object of a transitive verb is put in the ... The Accusative of the direct object denotes (1) that which is directly affected, ..."

2. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1884)
"Where the direct object is unlawful but the intention innocent. (iii) Where the direct object of the parties is to do an Direct ob- illegal act the contract ..."

3. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"RULE V.—direct object. 371. The direct object of an action is put in the ... I. The direct object may be— 1. An External Object, the person or thing on ..."

4. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"direct object 387. The direct object of a transitive verb is put in the ... The Accusative of the direct object denotes (1) that which is directly affected, ..."

5. Essentials of English Grammar by William Dwight Whitney (1885)
"called the DATIVE-OBJECTIVE, since it answers to the " dative " case of other languages, as the objective of the direct object answers to the ..."

6. Hand-book of the Law of Contracts by William Lawrence Clark (1894)
"Where the direct object is illegal, the agreement is void, though the parties did. not know of the illegality, since ignorance of law is no excuse. 206. ..."

7. A Complete Latin Grammar by Albert Harkness (1898)
"As direct object and Predicate ; see 410. 3. As Double Object — Person ... As direct object with Infinitive ; see 414. 5. As Subject of Infinitive; see 415. ..."

8. The Mother Tongue by Sarah Louise Arnold, George Lyman Kittredge, John Hays Gardiner (1901)
"The difference between the direct object of a transitive verb and a predicate ... The only resemblance is that both the direct object and the predicate ..."

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