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
Examples from the Web for cogitating
He was cogitating over something, and Pelle could hear him talking to himself all the time.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Tonight when Angela came back he was cogitating, wondering what it might mean.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
Later, after cogitating deeply, Jinnie expressed herself to the cobbler.Rose O'Paradise|Grace Miller White
He paused just there in his cogitating and comprehension slowly illumined his face.Left Half Harmon|Ralph Henry Barbour
I saw the occasional flickering of small fires in the dark and knew that not a few were awake, smoking and cogitating.Human Bullets|Tadayoshi Sakurai
British Dictionary definitions for cogitating
Word Origin for cogitate
Word Origin and History for cogitating
late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare "to think" (see cogitation). Related: Cogitated; cogitating.