serving to unite or couple.
involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative sentence.
pertaining to or serving as a copula; serving to connect subject and complement: a copulative verb.
serving to connect nouns, noun phrases, verbs, clauses, etc.: a copulative conjunction.
of the dvandva type: Bittersweet is a copulative compound.
of or relating to sexual intercourse.
Grammar. a copulative word.
- cop·u·la·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use copulative in a sentence
A conjunction copulative; a gallant match between your daughter and Raymond Mounchensey, young juventus.
The suspender of the larger copulative cell preserves its primitive form and becomes scarcely any larger.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses | Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
That no number of connected singular nouns can govern a plural verb, unless they be connected by a copulative conjunction.A Handbook of the English Language | Robert Gordon Latham
Murray admits of only the dis-junctive and copulative, and reduces the whole list of words to twenty-four.Lectures on Language | William S. Balch
It is a copulative conjunction, connecting the two members of the sentence—he will adopt if he can procure: Rule, as above.Lectures on Language | William S. Balch
British Dictionary definitions for copulative
serving to join or unite
of or characteristic of copulation
grammar (of a verb) having the nature of a copula
- copulatively, adverb
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