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Meaning of COGITATE

Pronunciation:  'kâji`teyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
  2. [v]  consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind

COGITATE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cerebrate, think
 See Also: associate, brainstorm, center, centre, chew over, colligate, concentrate, concoct, connect, contemplate, devote, dream up, excogotate, focus, give, hatch, link, link up, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, pay, philosophise, philosophize, plan, ponder, pore, puzzle over, rationalise, rationalize, reason, reflect, relate, rivet, ruminate, speculate, study, think about, think of, think out, think over, think up, tie in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
          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.
  2. \Cog"i*tate\, v. t.
    To think over; to plan.
          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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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 through