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ratiocinate

[ rash-ee-os-uh-neyt, -oh-suh-, rat-ee- ]
/ 藢r忙蕛 i藞蓲s 蓹藢ne瑟t, -藞o蕣 s蓹-, 藢r忙t i- /
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verb (used without object), ra路ti路oc路i路nat路ed, ra路ti路oc路i路nat路ing.
to reason; carry on a process of reasoning.
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Origin of ratiocinate

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Latin rati艒cin膩tus, past participle of rati艒cin膩r墨 鈥渢o reckon, calculate, conclude,鈥 verbal derivative of rati艒 鈥渞eason鈥

OTHER WORDS FROM ratiocinate

ra路ti路oc路i路na路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ratiocinate

ratiocinate
/ (藢r忙t瑟藞蓲s瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to think or argue logically and methodically; reason

Derived forms of ratiocinate

ratiocination, nounratiocinative, adjectiveratiocinator, noun

Word Origin for ratiocinate

C17: from Latin rati艒cin膩r墨 to calculate, from rati艒 reason
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