cerebrate

[ ser-uh-breyt ]
/ ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt /

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Cerebrate is a verb meaning "to use the mind."

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verb (used with or without object), cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing.

to use the mind; think or think about.

Origin of cerebrate

1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation

Related forms

cer·e·bra·tion, nouncer·e·bra·tion·al, adjective

Can be confused

celebrate celibate cerebrate
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrate

cerebrate

/ (ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt) /

verb

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