objective complement
noun Date: 1870 a noun, adjective, or pronoun used in the predicate as complement to a verb and as qualifier of its direct object (as chairman in “we elected him chairman”)

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  • objective complement — n. a word or group of words used in the predicate of a sentence as a modifier or qualifier of the direct object (Ex.: president in “We elected him president”) * * * …   Universalium

  • objective complement — n. a word or group of words used in the predicate of a sentence as a modifier or qualifier of the direct object (Ex.: president in “We elected him president”) …   English World dictionary

  • objective complement — noun or objective predicate : a noun, adjective, or pronoun used in the predicate as complement to a factitive verb or a verb of choosing, naming, thinking and as qualifier of its direct object (as chairman in make John chairman, angry in make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • objective complement. — See object complement. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • objective complement — objec′tive com′plement n. oce gram. object complement • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • objective complement. — See object complement. [1865 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • objective complement — /əbdʒɛktɪv ˈkɒmpləmənt/ (say uhbjektiv kompluhmuhnt) noun a word or a group of words qualifying or modifying a direct object, as the manager in they made her the manager …   Australian English dictionary

  • objective predicate — noun see objective complement …   Useful english dictionary

  • Complement (linguistics) — In grammar the term complement is used with different meanings. The primary meaning is a word, phrase or clause which is necessary in a sentence to complete its meaning. We find complements which function as an argument (i.e. of equal status to… …   Wikipedia

  • objective — ● objectif, objective adjectif (latin objectivus, de objectus, placé devant) Dont la réalité s impose à l esprit indépendamment de toute interprétation : S en tenir à la réalité objective. Qui ne fait pas intervenir d éléments affectifs, de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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