(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i. unite, join, couple; mate; have coitus or sex; cohabit, breed, fornicate, make love, live together, have relations. See marriage, junction.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. make love, have sex, mate, have relations, unite, couple, cover, serve, lie with, know, sleep with, sleep together, bed, go to bed, have sexual relations, have marital relations, have extramarital relations, be carnal, unite sexually, have sexual intercourse, breed, cohabit, have coition, fornicate, break the seventh commandment, lay*, ball*, fool around*, screw*, make out*, have funny business*, do it*, make it*, get it on*, go all the way*; see also join 1 .
Ant. abstain*, be continent, be celibate.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
have sexual intercourse, make love, mate, fornicate, *fool around, sleep together, breed, *go all the way. see sex
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To engage in sexual relations with: bed, couple, have, mate, sleep with, take. Idioms: go to bed with, make love, make whoopee, roll in the hay. See SEX.

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  • Copulate — Cop u*late, a. [L. copulatus, p. p. of copulare to couple, fr. copula. See {Copula}.] 1. Joined; associated; coupled. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Joining subject and predicate; copulative. F. A. March. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Copulate — Cop u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Copulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Copulating}.] To unite in sexual intercourse; to come together in the act of generation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copulate — index cohabit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • copulate — early 15c., to join, from L. copulatus, pp. of copulare join together, couple, bind, link, unite, from copula band, tie, link, from PIE *ko ap , from *ko(m) together + *ap to take, reach. Sexual sense attested from 1630s. Related: Copulated;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • copulate — [v] have sexual relations be carnal, bed, breed, cohabit, conjugate, couple, do it*, fool around*, fornicate, go all the way*, go to bed*, have coition, have relations, have sex, lay*, lie with, make it*, make love, make out*, mate, sleep… …   New thesaurus

  • copulate — ► VERB ▪ have sexual intercourse. DERIVATIVES copulation noun copulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin copulare fasten together …   English terms dictionary

  • copulate — [käp′yo͞o lāt΄, käp′yəlāt΄] vi. copulated, copulating [ME copulaten < L copulatus, pp. of copulare, to unite, couple < copula: see COPULA] to have sexual intercourse copulation n. copulatory [käp′yo͞olə tôr΄ē, käp′yələ tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • copulate — [[t]kɒ̱pjʊleɪt[/t]] copulates, copulating, copulated V RECIP If one animal or person copulates with another, they have sex. You can also say that two animals or people copulate. [TECHNICAL] [V with n] During the time she is paired to a male, the… …   English dictionary

  • copulate — v. (D; intr.) to copulate with * * * [ kɒpjʊleɪt] (D; intr.) to copulate with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • copulate — UK [ˈkɒpjʊleɪt] / US [ˈkɑpjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms copulate : present tense I/you/we/they copulate he/she/it copulates present participle copulating past tense copulated past participle copulated formal to have sex Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • copulate v — Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model: I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me …   English expressions

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