Definitions for: Cogitate


[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"
[v] consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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