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Cognate (adjective, noun)

Definition:

(adj.) 1. allied by blood–having a common ancestor or parentage; 2. in language, having the same root or origin; (n.) words that have the same root or languages that are genetically related.

Example Sentences:

– False cognates are words that may seem to be related, but are not.
– There are so many similarities in the cognate languages Afrikaans and Dutch, that learning the Afrikaans language is relatively easy.
– Art from South Korea is very popular, not only because it’s relative affordability, especially in comparison to its Western cognates

Synonyms:

kindred, affiliated, akin,

Antonyms:

disunited, independent,

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Allot (verb)

Definition:

1. to give out in small portions; Use the verb allot when you need to describe the act of assigning portions of something 

Example Sentences:

– During the debate, each candidate was allotted five minutes for the main argument, and three minutes for a rebuttal.
– The bus driver allotted all of the front seats to only the best-behaved children.
– We will do our best to allot the prizes fairly and equally.
– Heineken will allot nearly 20 percent of its revenue to their marketing of new alcohol free beers.

Synonyms:

allocate, apportion,

Antonyms:

withhold, keep, retain

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