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cop·u·late

 (kŏp′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. cop·u·lat·ed, cop·u·lat·ing, cop·u·lates
1. To engage in sexual intercourse in which the penis is inserted into the vagina.
2. To transfer male reproductive cells from one individual to another, usually into an internal organ or cavity, such as a cloaca. Used of animals.
adj. (-lĭt)
Coupled; joined.

[Latin cōpulāre, cōpulāt-, to join together, from cōpula, link.]

cop′u·la′tion n.
cop′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

copulate

(ˈkɒpjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Zoology) (intr) to perform sexual intercourse
[C17: from Latin copulāre to join together; see copula]
ˌcopuˈlation n
ˈcopulatory adj

cop•u•late

(v. ˈkɒp yəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to engage in sexual intercourse.
adj.
2. connected; joined.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin cōpulātus, past participle of cōpulāre to join, unite. See copula]
cop`u•la′tion, n.
cop′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

copulate


Past participle: copulated
Gerund: copulating

Imperative
copulate
copulate
Present
I copulate
you copulate
he/she/it copulates
we copulate
you copulate
they copulate
Preterite
I copulated
you copulated
he/she/it copulated
we copulated
you copulated
they copulated
Present Continuous
I am copulating
you are copulating
he/she/it is copulating
we are copulating
you are copulating
they are copulating
Present Perfect
I have copulated
you have copulated
he/she/it has copulated
we have copulated
you have copulated
they have copulated
Past Continuous
I was copulating
you were copulating
he/she/it was copulating
we were copulating
you were copulating
they were copulating
Past Perfect
I had copulated
you had copulated
he/she/it had copulated
we had copulated
you had copulated
they had copulated
Future
I will copulate
you will copulate
he/she/it will copulate
we will copulate
you will copulate
they will copulate
Future Perfect
I will have copulated
you will have copulated
he/she/it will have copulated
we will have copulated
you will have copulated
they will have copulated
Future Continuous
I will be copulating
you will be copulating
he/she/it will be copulating
we will be copulating
you will be copulating
they will be copulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been copulating
you have been copulating
he/she/it has been copulating
we have been copulating
you have been copulating
they have been copulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been copulating
you will have been copulating
he/she/it will have been copulating
we will have been copulating
you will have been copulating
they will have been copulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been copulating
you had been copulating
he/she/it had been copulating
we had been copulating
you had been copulating
they had been copulating
Conditional
I would copulate
you would copulate
he/she/it would copulate
we would copulate
you would copulate
they would copulate
Past Conditional
I would have copulated
you would have copulated
he/she/it would have copulated
we would have copulated
you would have copulated
they would have copulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.copulate - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
nick - mate successfully; of livestock
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, be intimate, lie with, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, sleep with, make love, hump, jazz, love, bed, bang, make out, know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
tread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
service, serve - mate with; "male animals serve the females for breeding purposes"
deflower, ruin - deprive of virginity; "This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"
mount, ride - copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"
breed, cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
bugger, sodomise, sodomize - practice anal sex upon
sodomise, sodomize - copulate with an animal

copulate

verb have intercourse, have sex, screw (taboo slang), shag (taboo slang, chiefly Brit.), ball (taboo slang, chiefly U.S.), fuck (taboo slang), hump (taboo slang), bonk (informal) The males will copulate with every female on heat.

copulate

verb
To engage in sexual relations with:
Translations

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] VIcopular

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] vicopuler

copulate

vikopulieren

copulate

[ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] viaccoppiarsi
References in classic literature ?
But if the force of custom simple and separate, be great, the force of custom copulate and conjoined and collegiate, is far greater.
They copulate in their nest until August then fly with their nestlings to other destinations," said a villager
But in the end, it is up to the female fly to decide whether to reject the male or copulate with him.
Male bee flies fooled into trying to copulate with a daisy may learn from the awkward incident.
The male in control of a digging spot at the time when a virgin female does scramble out of her emergence tunnel is the male that is likely to copulate with that female.
The battle began when the wife confronted the husband with his second marriage and insisted he divorce the second wife and disown his child and declare that he is not his father on the grounds that he was not able to copulate and reproduce.
The first five steps of COIT are given below (COIT = COPULATE + UNVIRGIN, COPULATE = COUPLE + COMPLETE, etc.
A man and woman copulate, and the woman becomes pregnant and has a baby.
Such terms as defecate, urinate, copulate, fornicate and vagina, are deemed OK, but their four-letter synonyms are not.
At 10-1, that bet could well cop, if only the two pandas copulate.
The lymphatic system is a low pressure system, so this means that erection cannot be maintained, and this has some important implications for how birds actually copulate," Dr Brennan added.
All at once, their throats, lacquered by love and passion, the birds burst forth in tweety tones, scales of half and whole notes that shattered the stillness of creation and taught the wind to whistle, the roses to waft sweet fragrances heavenward, the snake to slither, the humans to copulate in washes of birdsong.