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excogitate

[ eks-koj-i-teyt ]

verb (used with object)

, ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing.
  1. to think out; devise; invent.
  2. to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.


excogitate

/ ɛksˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt /

verb

  1. to devise, invent, or contrive
  2. to think out in detail


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Derived Forms

  • exˈcogitative, adjective
  • exˌcogiˈtation, noun
  • exˈcogitable, adjective
  • exˈcogiˌtator, noun

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Other Words From

  • ex·cog·i·ta·ble [eks-, koj, -i-t, uh, -b, uh, l], adjective
  • ex·cogi·tation noun
  • ex·cogi·tative adjective
  • ex·cogi·tator noun
  • unex·cogi·tated adjective
  • unex·cogi·tative adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of excogitate1

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin excōgitātus, past participle of excōgitāre “to devise, invent, think out”; ex- 1, cogitate

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Word History and Origins

Origin of excogitate1

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

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Example Sentences

And he had four days a week in which to excogitate new methods of creating a fortune.

No other author would have taken the trouble to excogitate him, and then treat him so badly.

Here the little thinker is not often left to excogitate a theory for himself.

He must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either.

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