Meaning of CONJUGATE in English


con ‧ ju ‧ gate /ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪt, ˈkɒndʒʊɡeɪt $ ˈkɑːn-/ BrE AmE verb

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: past participle of conjugare 'to unite' , from com- ( ⇨ COM- ) + jugare 'to join' ]

1 . [intransitive] if a verb conjugates, it has different forms to show different tenses etc:

The verb ‘to go’ conjugates irregularly.

2 . [transitive] if you conjugate a verb, you state the different forms that it can have

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.