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1    akin; related  
cognate languages     
2    related by blood or descended from a common maternal ancestor  
   Compare       agnate  
3    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)  
  cognately      adv  
  cognateness      n  
   cognation             n  
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