- to think hard; ponder; meditate: to cogitate about a problem.
- to think about; devise: to cogitate a scheme.
Origin of cogitate
Synonyms for cogitate
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- to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
Word Origin for cogitate
C16: from Latin cōgitāre, from co- (intensive) + agitāre to turn over, agitate
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late 16c., from Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare "to think" (see cogitation). Related: Cogitated; cogitating.
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