cogent

  • 1 Cogent — Communications, Inc. Unternehmensform Incorporated Gründung 1998 …

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  • 2 Cogent — Co gent, a. [L. cogens, p. pr. of cogere to drive together, to force; co + agere to drive. See {Agent}, a., and cf. {Coact} to force, {Coagulate}, p. a.] 1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The cogent force of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Cogent — can refer to: Cogency of an argument Cogent Communications, an Internet service provider Cogent Partners, an investment banking firm focused on private equity secondary advisory transactions Cogent Inc., a provider of automated fingerprint… …

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  • 4 cogent — I adjective appealing conclusively, appealing forcibly, authoritative, commanding, compelling, conclusive, convincing, definite, definitive, demonstrable, demonstrating, determinative, effective, effectual, efficacious, evidential, forceful,… …

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  • 5 cogent — 1650s, from Fr. cogent necessary, urgent (14c.), from L. cogentem (nom. cogens), prp. of cogere to curdle; to compel; to collect, lit. to drive together, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + agere to drive (see ACT (Cf …

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  • 6 cogent — To be cogent, an argument has to persuade or convince; to be coherent (see next entry) it only has to make sense …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 cogent — cogent, ente (ko jan, jan t ) adj. Terme de philosophie. Qui contraint. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Sans cogente necessité, BRUYANT dans Ménagier, t. II, p. 40.    XVe s. •   Et pour cause bonne cogente, Mir. de Ste G …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 cogent — convincing, compelling, telling, *valid, sound Analogous words: forceful, forcible, potent, *powerful, puissant: compelling, constraining (see FORCE vb): inducing, persuading or persuasive (see corresponding verbs at INDUCE): proving,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 cogent — [adj] effective apposite, apt, compelling, conclusive, consequential, convictive, convincing, fitting, forceful, forcible, inducing, influential, irresistible, justified, meaningful, momentous, persuasive, pertinent, potent, powerful, puissant,… …

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  • 10 cogent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. DERIVATIVES cogency noun cogently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin cogere compel …

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  • 11 cogent — [kō′jənt] adj. [L cogens, prp. of cogere, to collect < co , together + agere, to drive: see ACT1] forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing SYN. VALID cogently adv …

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  • 12 cogent — adjective Etymology: Latin cogent , cogens, present participle of cogere to drive together, collect, from co + agere to drive more at agent Date: 1659 1. having power to compel or constrain < cogent forces > 2. a …

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  • 13 cogent — co|gent [ˈkəudʒənt US ˈkou ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of cogere to drive together, collect , from co ( CO ) + agere to drive ] if a statement is cogent, it seems reasonable and correct cogent… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 cogent — adjective formal something such as an argument that is cogent is reasonable, so that people are persuaded that it is correct: cogent argument/reasons/answers etc: Professor Calder presented a cogent examination of the facts. cogently adverb… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 cogent — [[t]ko͟ʊʤ(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED A cogent reason, argument, or example is strong and convincing. [FORMAL] There were perfectly cogent reasons why Julian Cavendish should be told of the Major s impending return. Syn: convincing Derived words:… …

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  • 16 cogent — cogently, adv. /koh jeuhnt/, adj. 1. convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling. 2. to the point; relevant; pertinent. [1650 60; < L cogent (s. of cogens, prp. of cogere to drive together, collect,… …

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  • 17 cogent — adjective /ˈkəʊdʒn̩t,ˈkoʊdʒn̩t/ a) Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence. She presented a cogent argument, convincing her audience of the truth of her proposition. b) Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning …

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  • 18 cogent — adj. Cogent is used with these nouns: ↑argument, ↑reason, ↑summary …

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  • 19 cogent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. potent, forceful, convincing, persuasive, weighty, compelling. See power, vigor. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Persuasive] Syn. convincing, sound, forceful, compelling; see persuasive . 2. [Relevant]… …

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  • 20 cogent — co|gent [ koudʒənt ] adjective FORMAL a cogent argument is reasonable and sensible ╾ co|gent|ly adverb …

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