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English definition of “cognate”


adjective     /ˈkɒɡ.neɪt/ US  /ˈkɑːɡ-/ specialized
describes languages and words that have the same origin , or that are related and in some way similar : The Italian word "mangiare" (= to eat ) is cognate with the French " manger ".Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
(Definition of cognate adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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