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Definition of conjugate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    conjugate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪt//
     
    (grammar)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conjugate
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪt//
     
    he / she / it conjugates
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪts//
     
    past simple conjugated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle conjugated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form conjugating
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒndʒəɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[transitive] conjugate something to give the different forms of a verb, as they vary according to number, person, tense, etc. See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2[intransitive] (of a verb) to have different forms, showing number, person, tense, etc. How does this verb conjugate? See related entries: Grammar
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    Wordfindercase, conjugate, gender, grammar, inflect, noun, part of speech, singular, subject, tense Word Origin late 15th cent. (as an adjective): from Latin conjugat- ‘yoked together’, from the verb conjugare, from con- ‘together’ + jugum ‘yoke’.
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