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conjugate

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adjective con·ju·gate \ˈkän-ji-gət, -jə-ˌgāt\

Definition of conjugate

  1. 1 a :  joined together especially in pairs :  coupled b :  acting or operating as if joined

  2. 2 a :  having features in common but opposite or inverse in some particular b :  relating to or being conjugate complex numbers <complex roots occurring in conjugate pairs>

  3. 3 of an acid or base :  related by the difference of a proton <the acid NH4+ and the base NH3 are conjugate to each other>

  4. 4 :  having the same derivation and therefore usually some likeness in meaning <conjugate words>

  5. 5 of two leaves of a book :  forming a single piece

conjugately

adverb

conjugateness

noun


Origin and Etymology of conjugate

Middle English conjugat, from Latin conjugatus, past participle of conjugare to unite, from com- + jugare to join, from jugum yoke — more at yoke


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with conjugate

abdicate, abnegate, abrogate, acclimate, acerbate, acetate, activate, actuate, acylate, adsorbate, advocate, adulate, adumbrate, aggravate, aggregate, agitate, allocate, altercate, ambulate, amputate, animate, annotate, annulate, antedate, antiquate, apartheid, apostate, approbate, arbitrate, arcuate, arrogate, aspirate, auscultate, automate, aviate, bantamweight, Bering Strait, bifurcate, billingsgate, bipinnate, boilerplate, bombinate, brachiate, buffer state, cabinmate, cachinnate, calculate, calibrate, caliphate, candidate, cannulate, cantillate, capitate, captivate, carbonate, carbon-date, carinate, carload rate, castigate, catenate, cavitate, celebrate, cerebrate, chlorinate, circinate, circulate, city-state, client state, cogitate, colligate, collimate, collocate, commentate, commutate, compensate, complicate, concentrate, condensate, confiscate, conglobate, consecrate, constellate, consternate, constipate, consummate, contemplate, copperplate, copulate, coronate, correlate, corrugate, coruscate, counterweight, crepitate, criminate, cruciate, cucullate, culminate, cultivate, cumulate, cuneate, cupulate, cuspidate, cyclamate, Davis Strait, deaerate, decimate, decollate, decorate, decussate, defalcate, defecate, deflagrate, dehydrate, delegate, demarcate, demonstrate, denigrate, Denmark Strait, depilate, deviate, deprecate, depredate, derivate, derogate, desecrate, desiccate, designate, desolate, desquamate, detonate, devastate, deviate, digitate, diplomate, discarnate, dislocate, dissertate, dissipate, distillate, divagate, dominate, double date, edentate, educate, elevate, elongate, eluate, emanate, emigrate, emirate, emulate, enervate, ephorate, escalate, estimate, estivate, excavate, exchange rate, exculpate, execrate, expiate, explicate, expurgate, exsiccate, extirpate, extricate, exudate, fabricate, fascinate, fashion plate, featherweight, fecundate, federate, fenestrate, festinate, fibrillate, first estate, flagellate, flocculate, fluctuate, fluoridate, foliate, formulate, fornicate, fourth estate, fractionate, fragmentate, fulminate, fumigate, fustigate, geminate, generate, germinate, glaciate, Golden Gate, graduate, granulate, gratulate, gravitate, heavyweight, hebetate, herniate, hesitate, hibernate, Hudson Strait, hundredweight, hyphenate, ideate, imamate, imbricate, imitate, immigrate, immolate, impetrate, implicate, imprecate, impregnate, incarnate, increate, incubate, inculcate, inculpate, incurvate, indagate, indicate, indurate, infiltrate, in-line skate, in-migrate, innervate, innovate, insensate, inspissate, instigate, insulate, interstate, intestate, intimate, intonate, intraplate, inundate, invocate, iodate, irrigate, irritate, isolate, iterate, jubilate, juniorate, lacerate, laminate, Latinate, laureate, legislate, levigate, levitate, liberate, license plate, liquidate, litigate, littermate, lubricate, macerate, machinate, magistrate, marginate, margravate, marinate, masticate, masturbate, maturate, mediate, medicate, meditate, meliorate, menstruate, microstate, micturate, middleweight, militate, mithridate, mitigate, moderate, modulate, motivate, multistate, mutilate, nation-state, nauseate, navigate, neonate, nictitate, niobate, nominate, numerate, obfuscate, objurgate, obligate, obovate, obviate, on a plate, operate, opiate, orchestrate, ordinate, oscillate, osculate, out-migrate, out-of-date, overstate, overweight, ovulate, paginate, palliate, palpitate, paperweight, patinate, peculate, penetrate, pennyweight, percolate, perennate, perforate, permeate, perpetrate, personate, police state, pollinate, populate, postulate, potentate, predicate, procreate, profligate, promulgate, propagate, prorogate, pullulate, pulmonate, punctuate, quantitate, rabbinate, radiate, real estate, recreate, re-create, reinstate, relegate, relocate, remonstrate, renovate, replicate, reprobate, resonate, retardate, retranslate, roller-skate, roseate, rubricate, ruinate, ruminate, runagate, running mate, rusticate, sagittate, salivate, sanitate, satiate, saturate, scintillate, second-rate, segregate, self-portrait, separate, sequestrate, seriate, sibilate, silver plate, simulate, sinuate, situate, speculate, spoliate, stablemate, starting gate, steady state, stimulate, stipulate, strangulate, stridulate, stylobate, subjugate, sublimate, subrogate, subulate, suffocate, sultanate, Sunda Strait, supplicate, surrogate, syncopate, syndicate, tablemate, tabulate, target date, terminate, tessellate, tête-à-tête, thirty-eight, titillate, titivate, tolerate, transmigrate, transudate, tribulate, tribunate, trifurcate, trilobate, tripinnate, triplicate, tunicate, turbinate, ulcerate, ululate, umbellate, uncinate, underrate, understate, underweight, undulate, ungulate, urinate, vaccinate, vacillate, validate, valuate, variate, vegetate, venerate, ventilate, vertebrate, vicarate, vindicate, violate, vitiate, water gate, Watergate, welfare state, welterweight


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conjugate

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verb con·ju·gate \-jə-ˌgāt\

Simple Definition of conjugate

  • grammar : to list the different forms of a verb that show number, person, tense, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conjugate

conjugated

conjugating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give in prescribed order the various inflectional forms of —used especially of a verb

  3. 2 :  to join together

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become joined together

  6. 2 a :  to pair and fuse in conjugation b :  to pair in synapsis

Examples of conjugate in a sentence

  1. Can you conjugate the verb to go?

  2. <biological cells conjugating under a microscope>



1530

First Known Use of conjugate

1530


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conjugate

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noun con·ju·gate \same as 1\

Definition of conjugate

  1. 1 :  something conjugate :  a product of conjugating

  2. 2 :  conjugate complex number

  3. 3 :  an element of a mathematical group that is equal to a given element of the group multiplied on the right by another element and on the left by the inverse of the latter element



Circa 1586

First Known Use of conjugate

circa 1586


CONJUGATE Defined for Kids

conjugate

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verb con·ju·gate \ˈkän-jə-ˌgāt\

Definition of conjugate for Students

conjugated

conjugating

  1. :  to give the various forms of a verb in order

conjugation

\ˌkän-jə-ˈgā-shən\ noun



Medical Dictionary

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conjugate

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adjective con·ju·gate \ˈkän-ji-gət, -jə-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of conjugate

  1. 1:  functioning or operating simultaneously as if joined <conjugate eye movements>

  2. 2of an acid or base :  related by the difference of a proton <the acid NH4+ and the base NH3 are conjugate to each other>

conjugately

adverb



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conjugate

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verb con·ju·gate \-jə-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of conjugate

conjugated

;

conjugating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to unite (as with the elimination of water) so that the product is easily broken down (as by hydrolysis) into the original compounds <benzoic acid is conjugated with glycine to hippuric acid in the body>

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to pair and fuse in conjugation

  6. 2:  to pair in synapsis




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conjugate

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noun con·ju·gate \-ji-gət, -jə-ˌgāt\

Medical Definition of conjugate

  1. :  a chemical compound formed by the union of two compounds or united with another compound





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