- to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
- to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme.
Origin of cogitate
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Related Words for cogitateponder, ruminate, cerebrate, consider, figure, deliberate, conceive, muse, reflect, contemplate, reason, meditate, imagine, speculate, brainstorm, envisage, envision
Examples from the Web for cogitate
Contemporary Examples of cogitate
Nevertheless, the media machine will cogitate for the next 48 hours on the supposed winners and losers.Government Shutdown: Who Was to Blame?
April 9, 2011
Historical Examples of cogitate
Father Brown seemed to cogitate; he lifted a little whitebait on his fork.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
But he did not stop to cogitate either one way or the other.The Rhodesian
Here in Topeka there was nothing to do but cogitate and reflect.The Wind Before the Dawn
Dell H. Munger
I often cogitate over what accident must have befallen Jacob Canfield.Two Wonderful Detectives
Harlan Page Halsey
Let me see; let me think, reflect, cogitate, tickle the thinker.The Varmint
- to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
Word Origin for cogitate
Word Origin and History for cogitate
late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare "to think" (see cogitation). Related: Cogitated; cogitating.