Conjugate definition

kŏnjə-gāt
To join together.
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A conjugate word.
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(grammar) To inflect (a verb) in its forms for distinctions such as number, person, voice, mood, and tense.
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(chemistry) Conjugated.
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(chemistry) A chemical compound that has been formed by the joining of two or more compounds.
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Joined together, especially in a pair or pairs; coupled.
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A conjugate point, line, quantity, etc.
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A chemically conjugated substance.
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(biochem.) To join (compounds) so that the resulting substance can be readily removed, as a toxic product in the body.
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To conjugate a verb.
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To be conjugated.
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(mathematics & physics) Inversely or oppositely related with respect to one of a group of otherwise identical properties, especially designating either or both of a pair of complex numbers differing only in the sign of the imaginary term.
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The definition of conjugate is two or more things joined together.

An example of conjugate is a relationship when the people are married.

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Joined together, especially in a pair or pairs; coupled.
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(mathematics & physics) Any of a set of numbers that satisfy the same irreducible polynomial.
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(math.) Specially related or having the same or similar properties, as two points, lines, or quantities.
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Related to each other by the difference of a proton: said of acids and bases.
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Of or pertaining to the alternation of single and double bonds in organic compounds.
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(archaic) To join together; unite; couple.
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(gram.) To inflect (a verb) systematically, giving its different forms according to voice, mood, tense, number, and person.
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(biol.) To unite in conjugation.
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(biology) To undergo conjugation.
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(chemistry) Conjugated.
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(chemistry) A chemical compound that has been formed by the joining of two or more compounds.
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(grammar) To inflect (a verb) for each person, in order, for one or more tenses.

In English, the verb 'to be' is conjugated as follows: 'I am', 'you are', 'he/she/it is', 'we are', 'you are', 'they are'.

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(rare) To join together, unite; to juxtapose.
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(biology) To reproduce sexually as do some bacteria and algae, by exchanging or transferring DNA.
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Any entity formed by joining two or more smaller entities together.
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(grammar) Agreeing in derivation and radical signification; said of words.
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(biology) To undergo conjugation.
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(grammar) To be inflected.
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Joined together, esp. in a pair; coupled.
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(mathematics) (of a complex number) A complex conjugate.
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(mathematics) More generally, any of a set of irrational or complex numbers that are zeros of the same polynomial with integral coefficients.
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(mathematics) An explementary angle.
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(grammar) A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in meaning.
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United in pairs; yoked together; coupled.
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(botany) In single pairs; coupled.
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(chemistry) Containing two or more radicals supposed to act the part of a single one.
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(mathematics) Presenting themselves simultaneously and having reciprocal properties; said of quantities, points, lines, axes, curves, etc.
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Conjugate means to join or unite two or more things or people together or to give different forms to a word to reflect a different person, voice or number.

An example of conjugate is an official declaring two people married.

An example of conjugate is to show different forms of the word "be" such as was, were, being and been.

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(linguistics) Derived from a common source, such as the words foul and filth.
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(gram.) Derived from the same base and, usually, related in meaning.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
conjugate
Plural:
conjugates

Origin of conjugate

  • Latin coniugāre coniugāt- to join together com- com- iugāre to join (from iugum yoke yeug- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the participle stem of Latin coniugāre (“to yoke together”), from con- + iugāre.

    From Wiktionary