- inborn; innate
- coexisting since birth or the beginning
- having the same origin or nature; related; cognate
Origin of connateLate Latin connatus, past participle of connasci, to be born at the same time from Classical Latin com-, together + nasci, to be born: see nature
- Existing at birth or from the beginning; inborn or inherent.
- Originating at the same time; related.
- Being in close accord or sympathy; congenial: “In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets and villages” ( Ralph Waldo Emerson )
- Biology Joined or united with a structure of the same kind, as sepals or petals.
- Geology Trapped in sediment or rock at the time of deposition: connate water.
Origin of connateLate Latin connātus past participle of connāscī to be born with Latin com- com- Latin nāscī to be born ; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more connate, superlative most connate)