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verb (used with or without object), cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing.
  1. to use the mind; think or think about.
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Origin of cerebrate

1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation
Related formscer·e·bra·tion, nouncer·e·bra·tion·al, adjective
Can be confusedcelebrate celibate cerebrate
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Related Words

ponder, ratiocinate, deliberate, reflect, contemplate, reason, cogitate

British Dictionary definitions for cerebrate


  1. (intr) usually facetious to use the mind; think; ponder; consider
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