adjective see excogitate

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  • excogitative — index deliberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • excogitative — See excogitation. * * * …   Universalium

  • excogitative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought: cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, meditative, pensive, reflective, ruminative, speculative, thinking, thoughtful. Idiom: in a brown study. SeeTHOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • excogitative — ex·cog·i·ta·tive …   English syllables

  • excogitative — adjective concerned with excogitating or having the power of excogitation • Similar to: ↑thoughtful • Derivationally related forms: ↑excogitate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

  • deliberate — de·lib·er·ate 1 /di li bə ˌrāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vi: to think about and weigh or discuss issues and decisions carefully the jury retired to deliberate vt: to think about or evaluate de·lib·er·ate 2 /di li bə rət/ adj …   Law dictionary

  • meditative — Synonyms and related words: absent, absentminded, absorbed, absorbed in, abstracted, bemused, brooding, buried in, castle building, caught up in, cogitative, cognitive, concentrating, concentrative, conceptive, conceptual, conceptualized,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thoughtful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. considerate, kind, tactful; meditative. See thought, attention, care. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Notable for thought] Syn. thinking, meditative, engrossed, absorbed, rapt in, pensive, considered,… …   English dictionary for students

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