Meaning of CONJUGATE in English


v., adj., & n.


1. tr. Gram. give the different forms of (a verb).

2 intr. a unite sexually. b (of gametes) become fused.

3 intr. Chem. (of protein) combine with non-protein.


1. joined together, esp. as a pair.

2 Gram. derived from the same root.

3 Biol. fused.

4 Chem. (of an acid or base) related by loss or gain of an electron.

5 Math. joined in a reciprocal relation, esp. having the same real parts, and equal magnitudes but opposite signs of imaginary parts.

--n. a conjugate word or thing.


conjugately adv.

Etymology: L conjugare yoke together (as com-, jugare f. jugum yoke)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.