cogitate
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: kōʹjĭtāt, IPA: /ˈkəʊdʒɪteɪt/, /ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈkoʊdʒɪteɪt/, /ˈkɑdʒɪteɪt/
Verb

cogitate (cogitates, present participle cogitating; past and past participle cogitated)

  1. (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 ↗:
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      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.
  2. (transitive) To consider, to devise.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • Portuguese: cogitar
  • Russian: обду́мывать
  • Spanish: cogitar



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