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cop·u·la·tive

 (kŏp′yə-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Grammar
a. Serving to connect coordinate words or clauses: a copulative conjunction.
b. Serving as a copula: a copulative verb.
2. Of or relating to copulation.
n. Grammar
A copulative word or group of words.

cop′u·la′tive·ly adv.

copulative

(ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv)
adj
1. serving to join or unite
2. of or characteristic of copulation
3. (Grammar) grammar (of a verb) having the nature of a copula
ˈcopulatively adv

cop•u•la•tive

(ˈkɒp yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to unite or couple.
2.
a. (of a verb) pertaining to or serving as a copula.
b. (of a conjunction) serving to connect words, phrases, or clauses of equal rank with a cumulative effect, as and.
3. pertaining to sexual intercourse.
n.
4. a copulative word.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
cop′u•la`tive•ly, adv.

copulative

Used to describe a verb that acts as a copula.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copulative - an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
verb - a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence
Adj.1.copulative - syntactically connecting sentences or elements of a sentence; "`and' is a copulative conjunction"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
conjunctive - serving or tending to connect
Translations

copulative

[ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv] ADJcopulativo

copulative

(Gram)
nKopula f
adjkopulativ

copulative

[ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv] adjcopulativo/a
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