from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun grammar A grammatical role of a
ditransitiveverb that usually manifests as a recipient or goal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb
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