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ˈkɒg neɪtcog·nate

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  1. blood relation, blood relative, cognate, sibnoun

    one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another

    sib, blood relative, cognate word, sibling, blood relation


  2. cognate, cognate wordadjective

    a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language

    sib, blood relative, cognate word, blood relation


  3. connate, cognateadjective

    related in nature

    "connate qualities"

    blood-related, connate, consanguineal, akin(p), kin(p), consanguine, consanguineous


  4. cognateadjective

    having the same ancestral language

    "cognate languages"

    akin(p), consanguineous, consanguineal, consanguine, blood-related, connate, kin(p)


  5. akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)adjective

    related by blood


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  1. cognateadjective

    allied, akin, kin, related, kindred, similar, analogous, alike, of a piece

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  1. Link Starbureiy:

    There are only two ways to look at history: people either make things happen, or they let things happen. In that sense, all of history is bipolar; cognate of goodwill and bad fortune. Both philosophies, together, importune a reshaping of destiny.

  2. Agostino Leone:

    This new data allowed us to observe the biological diversity of white sharks living in the Mediterranean, by analyzing and comparing different specimens, we were able to estimate that the white shark population in the Mediterranean started to evolve differently from other cognate populations around 3.2 million years ago. This essentially proves that those theories about sharks colonizing the Mediterranean around 450,000 years ago are wrong.

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