from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object indirectly affected by the action of a verb, as me in Sing me a song and turtles in He feeds turtles lettuce.
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- n. A grammatical role of a ditransitive verb that usually manifests as a recipient or goal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb
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