AskDefine | Define cogitate

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1 consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
2 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" [syn: think, cerebrate]

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From cogitare "to think"


  • /ˈkɒdʒ.ɪ.ˌteɪt/


  1. to meditate, to ponder, to think deeply
  2. to consider, to devise

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Synonyms, Antonyms 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 through
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