excogitate

[eks-koj-i-teyt]
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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.

Origin of excogitate

1520–30; < Latin excōgitātus past participle of excōgitāre. to devise, invent, think out. See ex-1, cogitate
Related formsex·cog·i·ta·ble [eks-koj-i-tuh-buh l] /ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪ tə bəl/, adjectiveex·cog·i·ta·tion, nounex·cog·i·ta·tive, adjectiveex·cog·i·ta·tor, nounun·ex·cog·i·ta·ble, adjectiveun·ex·cog·i·tat·ed, adjectiveun·ex·cog·i·ta·tive, adjective
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excogitate

verb (tr)
  1. to devise, invent, or contrive
  2. 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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