cogitate

[koj-i-teyt]
verb (used without object), cogitated, cogitating.
1.
to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
verb (used with object), cogitated, cogitating.
2.
to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin cōgitātus (past participle of cōgitāre), equivalent to co- co- + agitātus; see agitate

cogitatingly, adverb
cogitator, noun
precogitate, verb, precogitated, precogitating.


1. deliberate, reflect. 2. weigh.
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cogitate (ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
 
[C16: from Latin cōgitāre, from co- (intensive) + agitāre to turn over, agitate]
 
'cogitatingly
 
adv
 
cogi'tation
 
n
 
'cogitator
 
n

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cogitate
c.1570, from L. cogitat-, pp. stem of cogitare "to think" (see cogitation). Related: Cogitating (1630s).
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Example sentences
Anyone believing that actual torture is infinitely worse than the mere threat of it will find little to cogitate on here.
They cogitate in secret and meet in public halls to seek light from each other.
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