Definition of Indirect object

1. Noun. The object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb.

Generic synonyms: Object



Definition of Indirect object

1. Noun. (grammar) A grammatical role of a ditransitive verb that usually manifests as a recipient or goal. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indirect Object

indirect evidence
indirect expression
indirect fire
indirect fluorescent antibody
indirect fracture
indirect free kick
indirect haemagglutination test
indirect immunofluorescence
indirect lead
indirect life cycle
indirect lighting
indirect liquefaction
indirect maternal death
indirect nuclear division
indirect object (current term)
indirect objects
indirect ophthalmoscope
indirect ophthalmoscopy
indirect placentography
indirect pulp capping
indirect pupillary reaction
indirect quotation
indirect quotations
indirect rays
indirect reacting bilirubin
indirect request
indirect retainer
indirect retention
indirect speech

Literary usage of Indirect 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 (1916)
"The Dative is used to denote the object indirectly affected by an action. This is called the indirect object (§ 274). It is usually denoted in English by ..."

2. Syntax of Early Latin by Charles Edwin Bennett (1914)
"indirect object. A perfectly natural development of the notion of direction ... To this usage is given with propriety the name of Dative of indirect object. ..."

3. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley, Frederic De Forest Allen (1885)
"The indirect object of an action is put in the dative ... The indirect object is generally indicated in English by to. It is used : 1. ..."

4. A Grammar of the Latin Language from Plautus to Suetonius by Henry John Roby (1874)
"Transitive verbs can have the indirect object in addition to a direct object; Intransitive verbs have this indirect object only (with or without an ..."

5. Essentials of English Grammar: For the Use of Schools by William Dwight Whitney (1877)
"Although we may use to and for in expressing the relation of the indirect object, we must not make the mistake of supposing that a to or for is left out, ..."

6. Essentials of English Grammar by William Dwight Whitney (1885)
"Although we may use to and for in expressing the relation of the indirect object, we must not make the mistake of supposing that a to or for is left out, ..."

7. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1880)
"The Dative is the Case of the indirect object, and is used I. With Verbs. II. ... indirect object.—A verb is often attended by a noun designating the object ..."

8. The Mother Tongue by Sarah Louise Arnold, George Lyman Kittredge, John Hays Gardiner (1901)
"indirect object. 314. Examine the following sentence : — John sent a letter. Here the transitive verb sent is followed by its direct object, letter. ..."

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