cogitate (cogitates, present participle cogitating; past and past participle cogitated)
- (intransitive) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply.
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “(
please specify )”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: Printed [by Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554 ↗:
- 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.
- 1953, Robert Wright and George Forrest, Kismet
- Think, ladies! Cogitate! Sharpen up the edges of your wit.
- (transitive) To consider, to devise.
- See also Thesaurus:ponder
- Portuguese: cogitar
- Russian: обду́мывать
- Spanish: cogitar