how to pronounce cognate


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cognate is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cognate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… stimulating cognate investigations …”

meanings of cognate


  1. One who is related to another, both having descended from a common ancestor through legal marriages.
  2. A word either descended from the same base word of the same ancestor language as the given word, or strongly believed to be a regular reflex of the same reconstructed root of proto-language as the given word.
  3. One who is related to another on the female side.
  4. One of a number of things allied in origin or nature.


  1. Allied by blood; kindred by birth; specifically (law) related on the mother's side.
  2. Descended from the same source lexeme of an ancestor language.
  3. Of the same or a similar nature; of the same family; proceeding from the same stock or root.

cognate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cognate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cognate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cognate can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to cognate


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