accusative

Definitions

  • The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
    The king stands accused in Westminster Hall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj accusative containing or expressing accusation "an accusitive forefinger","black accusatory looks","accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry","his accusing glare"
    • adj accusative serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain prepositions and used for certain other purposes "objective case","accusative endings"
    • n accusative the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mother of famous astronomer Johannes Kepler was accused of being a witch
    • Accusative (Gram) 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.
    • Accusative Producing accusations; accusatory. "This hath been a very accusative age."
    • n Accusative (Gram) The accusative case.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
    • accusative Producing accusations; accusatory.
    • accusative In grammar, noting especially the direct object of a verb, and to a considerable extent (and probably primarily) destination or goal of motion: applied to a case forming part of the original Indo-European declension (as of the case-systems of other languages), and retained as a distinct form by the older languages of the family, and by some of the modern. In English grammar it is usually called the objective case. Its abbreviation is accusative
    • n accusative Short for accusative case. See I., 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.
    • adj Accusative ak-kūz′a-tiv accusing
    • n Accusative (gram.) the case which expresses the direct object of transitive verbs (in English, the objective)—primarily expressing destination or the goal of motion
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Quotations

  • Charles I
    Charles I
    “Never make a defense or apology before you are accused.”
  • Don Shula
    Don Shula
    “One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.”
  • Sophocles
    Sophocles
    “There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man.”
  • Gabriel Meurier
    Gabriel Meurier
    “He who excuses himself, accuses himself.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. accusatif, L. accusativus,in sense 2), fr. accusare,. See Accuse

Usage

In literature:

What was the accusation?
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It does not accuse the Judges of ignorance or corruption.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The second accusative is called a Predicate Accusative.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
I pray you obserue these contrarieties, in order as they are placed, to accuse the Prisoners.
"Discovery of Witches" by Thomas Potts
To his deepest sorrow Say Koitza's behaviour seemed to prove that she was not falsely accused.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
This was the accusation; and the evidence to support it Sir Elijah Impey was sent to collect.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
The Moslems accuse all Christian societies of it, and are themselves accused.
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
Accusations against servants of a Bishop 204 15.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
Nay; you are not accused, and shall not excuse yourself.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
And when his enemies could not provoke him into angry outbursts they accused him of contempt for public opinion.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
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In poetry:

Only once, to a lantern gleam,
He turned his face from the wall,
And it was as the accusing angel's face
On the day when the stars shall fall.
"The Wood-Cutter" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
We are accused of terrorism:
if we raised our voices against
the regionalists of our leaders.
All changed their rides:
from Unionists
to Brokers.
"I Am With Terrorism" by Nizar Qabbani
"Know'st thou not me?" the Deep Voice cried;
"So long enjoy'd, so oft misused—
Alternate, in thy fickle pride,
Desired, neglected, and accused!
"Why Sit'st Thou" by Sir Walter Scott
Hence let the Muse no more presume,
To blame the winter's dreary gloom;
Accuse his loitering hours no more,
But, ah! their envious haste deplore.
"Upon a Visit to a Lady of Quality" by William Shenstone
You like a waning moon, and I accusing
Our too banded Eumenides,
While you pronounce Noes wanderingly
And smooth the heads of the hungry children.
"Prelude To An Evening" by John Crowe Ransom
The Jews accuse me with despitefulnesse;
And vying malice with my gentlenesse,
Pick quarrels with their onely happinesse:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert

In news:

Speaking at Tufts University, female Egyptian activist Dalia Ziada accused the Muslim Brotherhood of pursuing anti-democratic policies and said that women needed to be given more power.
State police are looking for a man they say is accused of passing a bad check at a local furniture store.
Police are searching for a woman accused of cashing fraudlent checks from the Motel 6 at 201 Boy Scout Road, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report.
Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell this morning penned a scathing blog post in which he accused Facebook of engaging in bad-faith negotiation efforts with developers in order to squash those that compete with its own services.
OurWeekly > los-angeles > city-manager-accused-acting- bad-faith .
Prosecutors accused of bad faith in Ponzi plea.
Instead of "Wisconsin Nice" – a euphemism for the polite, conflict-avoiding nature of Badger State culture – I faced a torrent of angry callers who accused union critics of trying to destroy the quality of life for working people.
ERWIN — A teenager who bagged groceries at Carlie C's IGA in Erwin is accused of stealing $31,000 from the store since May, authorities said.
National Credit Union Administration Sues Again, This Time Accusing Credit Suisse of ' Bait and Switch '.
Dell accused of bait and switch service tactics.
Touré, co-host of of MSNBCs The Cycle, accused GOP candidate Mitt.
An MSNBC host on Thursday accused Mitt Romney of using "racial coding" and engaging in "n. Rization" in his recent attacks on President Obama.
The two are accused of "immoral and indecent" sexual acts involving a 6-year-old.
In Illinois' 6th Congressional District, long represented by Henry Hyde, Republican candidate Peter Roskam accused his Democratic opponent Tammy Duckworth of planning to "cut and run" on Iraq.
On the eve of the gala opening ceremony for the 1996 Summer Olympics, former President Jimmy Carter, who was once accused of trying to wreck the Games, is hovering gingerly at the fringes of the hoopla.
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In science:

In particular, they are likely to accuse Sider’s position (and mine) of this.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Let us say that nodes i and j accuse(trust) each other if edge ij is marked f (g) in the diagnosis graph (see ).
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Since a fault-free node never accuses another fault-free node, a fault-free node can be accused by at most t other nodes.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
If a node is accused by more than t other nodes, this node is identified as faulty.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
Now consider the case when the source node is accused by no more than t peers.
Short Note on Complexity of Multi-Value Byzantine Agreement
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