[ koj-i-teyt ]
/ ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt /
verb (used without object), cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing.
to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
verb (used with object), cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing.
to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme.
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Origin of cogitate
1555–65; <Latin cōgitātus
(past participle of cōgitāre
), equivalent to co-co-
OTHER WORDS FROM cogitatecog·i·tat·ing·ly, adverbcog·i·ta·tor, nounpre·cog·i·tate, verb, pre·cog·i·tat·ed, pre·cog·i·tat·ing.
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How to use cogitate in a sentence
The Club for Growth is still cogitating after what Chocola called “a disappointing first quarter” in Mourdock fundraising.
That afternoon, the papers having been signed and the deal consummated, Scattergood sat cogitating.
But old Roland who had been listening and cogitating, suddenly hit upon the most probable solution.
He then commenced cogitating how he would act, should Bruin have the hardihood to face him in the daytime.
I was staring at the picture, cogitating what insulting message I could write on it, when I heard the woman's voice again.
Might I not at that very instant have been cogitating on the characters of Saturn and Ops?
British Dictionary definitions for cogitate
to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
Derived forms of cogitatecogitatingly, adverbcogitation, nouncogitator, noun
Word Origin for cogitate
C16: from Latin cōgitāre, from co- (intensive) + agitāre to turn over, agitate
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