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.

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Origin of excogitate

First recorded in 1520–30; from 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 forms of excogitate

excogitable, adjectiveexcogitation, nounexcogitative, adjectiveexcogitator, noun

Word Origin for excogitate

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