cogitate

  • 1 Cogitate — Cog i*tate, v. t. To think over; to plan. [1913 Webster] He . . . is our witness, how we both day and night, revolving in our minds, did cogitate nothing more than how to satisfy the parts of a good pastor. Foxe. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cogitate — Cog i*tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cogitating}.] [L. cogitatus, p. p. of cogitare to reflect upon, prob. fr. co + the root of aio I say; hence, prop., to discuss with one s self. Cf. {Adage}.] To engage in continuous… …

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  • 3 cogitate — index brood, consider, deliberate, muse, ponder, rationalize, reason (conclude), reflect ( …

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  • 4 cogitate — late 16c., from L. cogitat , pp. stem of cogitare to think (see COGITATION (Cf. cogitation)). Related: Cogitated; cogitating …

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  • 5 cogitate — *think, reflect, deliberate, reason, speculate Analogous words: *ponder, ruminate, meditate, muse: *consider, excogitate, weigh, contemplate, study: *think, conceive, imagine, envisage, envision …

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  • 6 cogitate — [v] think deeply about brainstorm*, cerebrate, chew the cud*, conceive, consider, contemplate, deliberate, envisage, envision, figure, flash on*, imagine, kick around*, meditate, mull over, muse, noodle around*, ponder, reason, reflect, ruminate …

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  • 7 cogitate — ► VERB formal ▪ meditate or reflect. DERIVATIVES cogitation noun cogitative adjective cogitator noun. ORIGIN Latin cogitare to consider …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 cogitate — [käj′ə tāt΄] vi., vt. cogitated, cogitating [< L cogitatus, pp. of cogitare < * coagitare: see CO & AGITATE] to think seriously and deeply (about); ponder; meditate; consider SYN. THINK1 cogitable [käj′ətə bəl] adj. cogitation n. cogitator …

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  • 9 cogitate — cogitatingly, adv. cogitator, n. /koj i tayt /, v., cogitated, cogitating. v.i. 1. to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem. v.t. 2. to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme. [1555 65; < L cogitatus (ptp. of cogitare),… …

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  • 10 cogitate — v. (formal) (D; intr.) to cogitate on * * * [ kɒdʒɪteɪt] (formal) (D; intr.) to cogitate on …

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  • 11 cogitate — UK [ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt] / US [ˈkɑdʒɪˌteɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms cogitate : present tense I/you/we/they cogitate he/she/it cogitates present participle cogitating past tense cogitated past participle cogitated formal to think about something… …

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  • 12 cogitate — verb /ˈkəʊʤɪteɪt/ a) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply. Think, ladies! Cogitate! Sharpen up the edges of your wit. b) To consider, to devise. See Also: cogibundity, cogitation …

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  • 13 cogitate — verb, formal I may have to cogitate on that one for a bit Syn: think about/on/over, contemplate, consider, mull over, meditate on, muse on/over, ponder, reflect on, deliberate on/over, ruminate on/over; dwell on, brood on, chew over; informal put …

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  • 14 cogitate — verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare to think, think about, from co + agitare to drive, agitate Date: 1582 transitive verb to ponder or meditate on usually intently intransitive verb to meditate de …

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  • 15 cogitate — Synonyms and related words: cerebrate, conceive, conceptualize, entertain ideas, excogitate, exercise the mind, form ideas, give thought to, ideate, intellectualize, puzzle out, reason, reason out, sort out, think, think about, think out, think… …

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  • 16 cogitate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. reflect, think, muse, ponder, mull, consider, meditate; plan, think up. See thought. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. ponder, meditate, contemplate, consider; see consider 3 , think 1 . See Synonym Study at… …

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  • 17 cogitate — cog|i|tate [ˈkɔdʒıteıt US ˈka: ] v [I + about/on] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of cogitare, from co ( CO ) + agitare ( AGITATE)] formal to think carefully and seriously about something >cogitation [ˌkɔdʒıˈteıʃən US ˌka …

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  • 18 cogitate — cog|i|tate [ kadʒı,teıt ] verb intransitive FORMAL to think about something carefully and for a long time …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 cogitate — [[t]kɒ̱ʤɪteɪt[/t]] cogitates, cogitating, cogitated VERB If you are cogitating, you are thinking deeply about something. [FORMAL] You re listening and cogitating are you?... [V on/about n] Frido cogitated on the term. Derived words: cogitation… …

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  • 20 cogitate — cog·i·tate || kÉ’dʒɪteɪt v. ponder, ruminate, contemplate, think about …

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