conjugate

Conjugate is what you do to a word to make it agree with other words in a sentence. If you’ve studied a foreign language, you know that sometimes you can conjugate a verb just by changing its endings.

To conjugate the verb to be, you’d say “I am,” “you are,” “she is,” and so on. You’re changing the form of the verb to make it agree with the subject. You might conjugate other words to make them agree in number, gender, or tense. In chemistry, conjugate means "to join together." It can also be an adjective, meaning "joined," or "joined in pairs," like the conjugate leaf of an Oak tree.

Primary Meanings of conjugate

1.
v
undergo conjugation
2.
adj
joined together especially in a pair or pairs
3.
v
add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
4.
vadjn
unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond
a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
Full Definitions of conjugate
1

v undergo conjugation

Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
2

adj joined together especially in a pair or pairs

Synonyms:
conjugated, coupled
united
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity

adj (of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets

Synonyms:
compound
composed of more than one part
3

v add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.

conjugate the verb”
Type of:
inflect
change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
4

v unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

Type of:
blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
mix together different elements

adj of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond

Synonyms:
conjugated
bound
held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

adj formed by the union of two compounds

“a conjugated protein”
Synonyms:
conjugated
bound
held with another element, substance or material in chemical or physical union

n a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A

Synonyms:
conjugate solution
Type of:
solution
a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution

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