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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ab jekt
definition 1: anything that has shape or form and can be seen or touched.
The only object in the room was a chair.
similar words:
article, body, form, something, stuff, substance
definition 2: any thing or person to which a thought or action is directed.
I sent a Valentine to the object of my affection.
subject, target
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definition 3: the purpose or goal of a particular activity.
The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards.
aim, end, goal, intent, objective, point, purpose, target
similar words:
design, idea, intention, plan
definition 4: a noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb in a sentence. In the sentence, "I forgot my bag," the noun "bag" is the object.
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similar words:
direct object, indirect object
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: b jekt
inflections: objects, objecting, objected
definition 1: to present reasons against something; protest or oppose.
Some parents object to the city's plan to build a skateboard park.
similar words:
argue, contradict, counter, disprove, dispute, dissent, oppose
definition 2: to dislike or be against something; show disapproval.
The store owner objected when we walked in without our shoes.
disapprove, frown
similar words:
balk at
derivation: objector (n.)
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The word object contains the following parts:
ob- Latin prefix that means towards; against; away
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The prefix ob- is a Latin preposition and prefix and occurs in English in Latin loanwords, such as object . It has multiple forms, as the 'b' sound in ob- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms oc-, of-, op-, and o-.
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ject, jet, jac Latin root that means throw; lie