from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- adj. Inborn; implanted at or existing from birth; congenital.
- adj. Cognate; allied in origin or nature.
When there are but two opposite leaves, and these become united by their margins, we have a state of things precisely resembling that to which the term connate is applied.
Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be "the expression of the Imagination": and poetry is connate with the origin of man.
In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages.
But in animals all the members and the whole body possess some connate warmth of constitution, and hence when alive they are observed to be warm, but when dead and deprived of life they are the opposite.
He repudiated any supposed dowry of original truths or innate or connate ideas, and endeavored to show how, by acting on the report of the senses and personal experience, the understanding arrives at all the ideas of which it is conscious.
The word 'connate' comes from a Latin word meaning "to be born with".