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Definition of cognate:

  1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically ( Law), related on the mother's side.
  2. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root; allied; kindred; as, a cognate language.
  3. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature; as, certain letters are cognates.
  4. One who is related to another on the female side.


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  • related (part of speech: verb)

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