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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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cogitate

(verb) To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder.

Synonyms: cerebrate

Usage: You must earnestly cogitate before making this decision, and not simply flip a coin.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:13:26 AM

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also sometimes plan or plot

He sat and cogitated the trick he would play on his big brother.

Mehrdad77
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:15:41 AM

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He cogitated on his previous mistakes.

the three of us were silent, cogitating.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:18:26 AM

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Latin from cogitare = think

co + agitare = to agitate turn over your mind
walirlan
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:55:20 AM

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transitive verb

: to ponder on or meditate upon usually with intentness and objectivity

<cogitating what they should do>

<cogitating how to answer>

sometimes : plan, plot

<he sat and cogitated the trick he would play on his big brother>

intransitive verb

: to ponder, meditate, or think deeply, intently, or objectively

<cogitate on his previous mistakes>

<the three of us were silent, cogitating — Kenneth Roberts>

Origin of COGITATE

Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare to think, think about, from co- + agitare to drive, agitate, turn over in the mind — more at agitate

First Known Use: 1582 (transitive sense)

Related to COGITATE

Synonyms:

chew over, ponder, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)


Related Words:

muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)

Near Antonyms:

disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject
monamagda
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 8:50:11 AM

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To cogitate is a fancy way of saying to think hard about. If you spend a lot of time figuring out exactly how your French teacher does her hair, you are cogitating in order to avoid conjugating.

Cogitate can be used both transitively or intransitively, which means you can cogitate on something, like your history project or your why your computer never seems to work the way you want it to. Or you can simply sit in your room and cogitate.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/cogitate
Wanderer
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 9:49:08 AM

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This is a word that has been out of use. My grandma would fall asleep, and if you asked her if she was sleeping she would say, "I was cogitating."
Dr WWWW
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:41:44 AM

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Quote:
Cogito ergo Sum
Descartes
ithink140
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:58:11 AM
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If you had cogitated a bit longer, Mehrdad77, you could have got all that in one postWhistle
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i must always think before make financial decisions
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:17:07 PM

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Today I have attempted to use a lengthy period of cognitive thought in order to gain insight into the troubles that plague our world.
Irma Crespo
Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:59:02 PM

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ROGET´S INTERNATOINAL THESAURUS.- cogitate 477. THOUGHT Exercise of the Intellect.--VERBS 7.think, cogitate, cerebrate, intellectualiza; reazon 481.15; use one´s head, exercise the mind, set the brain or wits to work, bethink oneself, put on one´s thinking or considering cap (coll.) I must cogitate on this subject before taking a decisión.
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