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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.
A copulative word or group of words.
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1. serving to join or unite
2. of or characteristic of copulation
3. (Grammar) grammar (of a verb) having the nature of a copula
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cop•u•la•tive(ˈkɒp yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv)
1. serving to unite or couple.
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]
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Used to describe a verb that acts as a copula.
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|Noun||1.||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
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copulative[ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv] ADJ → copulativo
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copulative[ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv] adj → copulativo/a
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