cognize (cognizes, present participle cognizing; past and past participle cognized)

  1. To know, perceive, or become aware of.
  2. To make into an object of cognition (the process of acquiring knowledge through thought); to cogitate.
    • 2011, Usha Goswami, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development:
      Cognizing about mind is a ubiquitous human activity; we consistently construe each other as agents undertaking intentional action based on our underlying beliefs and desires (and not as "bags of skin stuffed into pieces of cloth")
    • 2015, Devon E. Hinton, Byron J. Good, Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective:
      “Thinking a lot” also involves other types of cognizing as well, such as cognizing about depressive themes such as being left by a wife for another man or being separated from relatives.
    • 2016, Robbie Davis-Floyd, P. Sven Arvidson, Intuition: The Inside Story: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, page 28:
      The act of consciously knowing about consciousness is the act of the brain mirroring its own organizations, cognizing about its own cognizing.
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