verb (used with object), ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing.
Origin of excogitate
Examples from the Web for excogitate
Here the little thinker is not often left to excogitate a theory for himself.Children's Ways|James Sully
No other author would have taken the trouble to excogitate him, and then treat him so badly.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study|Julius West
And he had four days a week in which to excogitate new methods of creating a fortune.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
He must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson