- to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
- to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme.
Origin of cogitate
Synonyms for cogitate
Related Words for cogitatingponder, ruminate, cerebrate, consider, figure, deliberate, conceive, muse, reflect, contemplate, reason, meditate, imagine, speculate, brainstorm, envisage, envision
Examples from the Web for cogitating
Historical Examples of cogitating
The captain had a plan of his own, a plan he had been cogitating over for some time.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
He sank overwhelmed to a chair, and took his head in his hands, cogitating.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
While he was cogitating over this he heard a shrill whistle from below.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
So I soon began meditating, and cogitating, and speculating again.Cat and Dog
Julia Charlotte Maitland
For long I have been cogitating it and my mind is now firmly made up.Fibble, D. D.
Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
- to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
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.