1 akin; related
2 related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor
cognate object (Grammar) a noun functioning as the object of a verb to which it is etymologically related, as in think a thought or sing a song
4 something that is cognate with something else
(C17: from Latin cognatus, from co- same + gnatus born, variant of natus, past participle of nasci to be born)
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