verb (used without object), cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing.
verb (used with object), cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing.
Origin of cogitate
Related formscog·i·tat·ing·ly, adverbcog·i·ta·tor, nounpre·cog·i·tate, verb, pre·cog·i·tat·ed, pre·cog·i·tat·ing.
Examples from the Web for cogitate
Nevertheless, the media machine will cogitate for the next 48 hours on the supposed winners and losers.
He will lift his eyebrows with a certain look of contempt, and continue to cogitate—about nothing.
Consequently she began to cogitate how she might escape from her mistress (Catharine Gordon), and reach a free State.The Underground Railroad|William Still
Captain Dove in his turn took time to cogitate over that selfish suggestion.The White Blackbird|Hudson Douglas