excogitate

  • 1 Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to… …

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  • 2 Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tate, v. i. To cogitate. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 excogitate — I index conjure, contrive, devise (invent), invent (produce for the first time), program II index …

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  • 4 excogitate — weigh, *consider, study, contemplate Analogous words: *ponder, meditate, ruminate, muse: cogitate, reflect, deliberate, speculate, *think …

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  • 5 excogitate — [v] think about seriously conceive, consider, contemplate, contrive, deliberate, derive, develop, devise, educe, evolve, frame, invent, mind, mull over, perpend, ponder, ruminate, study, think out, think up, weigh, work out; concepts 17,24 Ant.… …

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  • 6 excogitate — [eks käj′ə tāt΄] vt. excogitated, excogitating [< L excogitatus, pp. of excogitare: see EX 1 & COGITATE] 1. to think out carefully and fully 2. to contrive, devise, or invent by such thought excogitation n. excogitative adj …

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  • 7 excogitate — transitive verb Etymology: Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare, from ex + cogitare to cogitate Date: circa 1530 to think out ; devise • excogitation noun • excogitative adjective …

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  • 8 excogitate — excogitable /eks koj i teuh beuhl/, adj. excogitation, n. excogitative, adj. excogitator, n. /eks koj i tayt /, v.t., excogitated, excogitating. 1. to think out; devise; invent. 2. to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend… …

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  • 9 excogitate — Synonyms and related words: cogitate, contemplate, contrive, develop, educe, evolve, give thought to, invent, mind, perpend, ponder, puzzle out, reason out, sort out, study, think about, think out, think over, think through, think up, weigh …

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  • 10 excogitate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think… …

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  • 11 excogitate — ex·cog·i·tate || eks kÉ’dʒɪteɪt v. discover, invent …

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  • 12 excogitate — [ɪks kɒdʒɪteɪt, ɛks ] verb formal think out, plan, or devise. Derivatives excogitation noun Origin C16: from L. excogitat , excogitare, from ex out + cogitare think …

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  • 13 excogitate — v. a. Think out, make up, invent, contrive, imagine, create …

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  • 14 excogitate — v 1. think out, devise, contrive, figure out, invent, design; make up, hatch, create, coin, fabricate, frame, concoct, brew; think up, conceive, imagine, fancy, have ideas about, Inf. dream up, envision, envisage, visualize. 2. deliberate, ponder …

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  • 15 excogitate — ex·cog·i·tate …

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  • 16 excogitate — ex•cog•i•tate [[t]ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt[/t]] v. t. tat•ed, tat•ing 1) to think out; devise 2) to study carefully in order to comprehend fully • Etymology: 1520–30; < L excōgitātus, ptp. of excōgitāre ex•cog i•ta′tion, n. ex•cog′i•ta tive, adj.… …

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  • 17 excogitate — /ɛksˈkɒdʒəteɪt/ (say eks kojuhtayt) verb (t) (excogitated, excogitating) to think out; devise; invent. {Latin excōgitātus, past participle, found out by thinking} –excogitation /ɛkskɒdʒəˈteɪʃən/ (say ekskojuh tayshuhn), noun –excogitative… …

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  • 18 excogitate —   v.t. think up, devise; think out.    ♦ excogitation, n.    ♦ excogitative, a …

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  • 19 excogitate — v.tr. think out; contrive. Derivatives: excogitation n. Etymology: L excogitare excogitat (as EX (1), cogitare COGITATE) …

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  • 20 Excogitated — Excogitate Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to… …

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