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cognate US English

(Of a word) having the same linguistic derivation as another; from the same original word or root (e.g., English is, German ist, Latin est, from Indo-European esti)

cognate US Thesaurus

the cognate words in English and German

cognate object US English

A direct object that has the same linguistic derivation as the verb that governs it, as in “sing a song,” “live a good life.”