cognate object


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cogitation,
  2. cogitative,
  3. cogito, ergo sum,
  4. cognac,
  5. cognate,
  6. cognatic,
  7. cognation,
  8. cognisance,
  9. cognisant,
  10. cognition

Origin of cognate object

First recorded in 1875–80

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