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Definition 1: touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc. - [verb of contact]

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

  • The newly married couple kissed
  • She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room

Synonyms for osculate in the sense of this definition

(osculate is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of osculate ) kiss lightly

Definition 2: have at least three points in common with - [verb of stative]

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

  • one curve osculates the other
  • these two surfaces osculate

(osculate is a kind of ...) have in common

"Our children share a love of music" "The two countries share a long border"

(osculate belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 3: be intermediate between two taxonomic groups - [verb of stative]

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

  • These species osculate

(osculate is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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