dative: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dā'tiv), [key]
— Gram. Gram.
- (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, and German) noting a case having as a distinctive function indication of the indirect object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
- the dative case.
- a word or form in that case, as Latin regi in regi haec dicite meaning “tell this to the king.”
- dative (Thesaurus)