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Definition 1: a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for cognate in the sense of this definition

(cognate is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

Definition 2: one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for cognate in the sense of this definition

(cognate is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

Definition 3: related by blood - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cognate in the sense of this definition

(cognate is similar to ...) connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

Definition 4: having the same ancestral language - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cognate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cognate languages

(cognate is similar to ...) being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics

"painting and the related arts" "school-related activities" "related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces"

(cognate belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 5: related in nature - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cognate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • connate qualities

Synonyms for cognate in the sense of this definition

(cognate is similar to ...) being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics

"painting and the related arts" "school-related activities" "related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces"

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