excogitate

[ eks-koj-i-teyt ]
/ ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing.

to think out; devise; invent.
to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.

Nearby words

  1. exclusive representation,
  2. exclusively,
  3. exclusivism,
  4. exclusivity,
  5. exclusory,
  6. excommunicable,
  7. excommunicate,
  8. excommunication,
  9. excommunicative,
  10. excommunicatory

Origin of excogitate

1520–30; < Latin excōgitātus past participle of excōgitāre. to devise, invent, think out. See ex-1, cogitate

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British Dictionary definitions for excogitate

excogitate

/ (ɛksˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt) /

verb (tr)

to devise, invent, or contrive
to think out in detail
Derived Formsexcogitable, adjectiveexcogitation, nounexcogitative, adjectiveexcogitator, noun

Word Origin for excogitate

C16: from Latin excōgitāre, from cōgitāre to ponder, cogitate

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