Cogitate
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 thought; to think. [1913 Webster]

He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth, and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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),… …   Universalium

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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

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