Word of the Week: Cognate

This week’s word is offered by way of elucidating something for my own benefit. I know deep in my heart that the words ‘cognate’ and ‘cognitive’ don’t mean anything like the same thing, but I still have a nasty habit–especially when writing quickly–of using them as if they do.

Let’s look at their differences as defined by the Chambers dictionary phone app:


Most definitely not to be confused with:


Completely different, y’see?


Lynn is the founder and quality-maven-in-chief of Lexis Writing, a collective of expert writers creating high quality content and copy for businesses in the UK and beyond.

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