precogitate

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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