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excogitate

[eks-koj-i-teyt] /ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), excogitated, excogitating.
1.
to think out; devise; invent.
2.
to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin excōgitātus past participle of excōgitāre. to devise, invent, think out. See ex-1, cogitate
Related forms
excogitable
[eks-koj-i-tuh-buh l] /ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪ tə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
excogitation, noun
excogitative, adjective
excogitator, noun
unexcogitable, adjective
unexcogitated, adjective
unexcogitative, adjective
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Examples for excogitate
  • It's no criticism of your work product to know that no one can excogitate the perfect bill here, and working together helped.
British Dictionary definitions for excogitate

excogitate

/ɛksˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to devise, invent, or contrive
2.
to think out in detail
Derived Forms
excogitable, adjective
excogitation, noun
excogitative, adjective
excogitator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin excōgitāre, from cōgitāre to ponder, cogitate
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