Definition of indirect object noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


indirect object

BrE BrE//ˌɪndəˌrekt ˈɒbdʒɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndəˌrekt ˈɑːbdʒɪkt//
; BrE BrE//ˌɪndaɪˌrekt ˈɒbdʒɪkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndaɪˌrekt ˈɑːbdʒɪkt//
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a noun, noun phrase or pronoun in a sentence, used after some verbs, that refers to the person or thing that an action is done to or for In ‘Give him the money’, ‘him’ is the indirect object and ‘money’ is the direct object.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: indirect object