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indirect object (plural indirect objects)

Examples

He gave the bank the money.
He recommended me a good lawyer.

  1. (grammar) A grammatical role of a ditransitive verb that manifests a secondary or passive participant in an action, often a recipient or goal.
  2. (grammar, in languages with case distinctions also) The object of a monotransitive verb that it is not in the accusative case, especially when it is in the dative case.

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