1. Producing accusations; accusatory. “This hath been a very accusative age.”
2. 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.
Ac·cu·sa·tive, n. Gram. The accusative case.
adj 1: containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive
forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes
and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"
[syn: accusatory, accusing, accusive]
2: serving as or indicating the object of a verb or of certain
prepositions and used for certain other purposes;
"objective case"; "accusative endings" [syn: objective]
n : the category of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
[syn: accusative case, objective case]