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Conjugate  n.  
A word agreeing in derivation with another word, and therefore generally resembling it in signification. "We have learned, in logic, that conjugates are sometimes in name only, and not in deed."
(Chem.) A complex compound formed from the non-covalent union of two other comounds, behaving as a single compound. (R.)

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"Conjugate" Quotes from Famous Books

... Plato; but he wished he had quoted him sometimes in his margin, that I might be sure (said he) he had read him in the original: for nothing, continued the parson, is commoner than for men now-a-days to pretend to have read Greek authors, who have met with them only in translations, and cannot conjugate a ...
— From This World to the Next • Henry Fielding

... success is a matter of very little importance. He thought well of books, but only of printed books; in manuscripts he put no faith, and the paulo-post-futurum tense he could not in any manner conjugate. He returned once more to the ...
— The Hill of Dreams • Arthur Machen

... Joan. I had an old maid English teacher when I was a boy who made us conjugate to like instead of the more intimate and tender word. Poor old soul! I hope it saved her feelings and ...
— The Flockmaster of Poison Creek • George W. Ogden

... was explaining, "the chapel recitation will be in grammar; you will conjugate," Miss Amanda simpered, "the verb—to love," with playful meaning in her emphasis; "but I need have no fear, young ladies," archly, "that you will let yourselves be beaten ...
— Emmy Lou - Her Book and Heart • George Madden Martin

... said, for Wilfred was to be a clergyman, and when Mr. Polperrow died could be installed into the living. But although Wilfred had the advantage as far as scholarship went, I had the advantage of him in other ways. To save my life I could not conjugate a Latin verb; but I knew every creek and cove on our rockbound coast; and had gone into every cave that honeycombed the cliffs. This was considered exceedingly daring on my part, by those who believed, as many did, that these ...
— Roger Trewinion • Joseph Hocking

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