Grammar. a substantive functioning as the object of a verb, especially of a verb that is usually intransitive, when both object and verb are derived from the same root. Speech in Speak the speech is a cognate object.
[kog-neyt] /ˈkɒg neɪt/ adjective 1. related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc. 2. Linguistics. descended from the same language or form: such cognate languages as French and Spanish. 3. allied or similar in nature or quality. noun 4. a person or thing cognate with another. 5. a cognate word: The English word cold […]
[kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-] /ˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-/ noun 1. awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception: The guests took cognizance of the snide remark. 2. Law. 3. the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.: Such understanding is beyond his cognizance. 4. Heraldry. a device by which a person or a person’s servants or property […]
[kog-nuh-zuh nt, ‐suh nt, kon-uh‐] /ˈkɒg nə zənt, ‐sənt, ˈkɒn ə‐/ adjective 1. a frequent misspelling of . adj. alternative spelling of cognizant (q.v.); also see -ize.
[kog-nahyz] /ˈkɒg naɪz/ verb (used with object), cognized, cognizing. 1. to perceive; become conscious of; know. /ˈkɒɡnaɪz; kɒɡˈnaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to perceive, become aware of, or know v. 1650s, back-formation from cognizance. Related: Cognized; cognizing.