- to think out; devise; invent.
- to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend fully.
Origin of excogitate
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Examples from the Web for excogitate
Here the little thinker is not often left to excogitate a theory for himself.Children's Ways
He must first think and excogitate his matter, then choose his words, and examine the weight of either.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter
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
No other author would have taken the trouble to excogitate him, and then treat him so badly.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study
- to devise, invent, or contrive
- to think out in detail
C16: from Latin excōgitāre, from cōgitāre to ponder, cogitate
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