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cer·e·brate

 (sĕr′ə-brāt′)
intr.v. cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing, cer·e·brates
To use the power of reason; think. See Synonyms at think.

[Back-formation from cerebration, act of thinking, from Latin cerebrum, brain; see cerebrum.]

cer′e·bra′tion n.

cerebration

(ˌsɛrɪˈbreɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) the act of thinking; consideration; thought
[C19: from Latin cerebrum brain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerebration - the process of using your mind to consider something carefullycerebration - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
higher cognitive process - cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
free association - a thought process in which ideas (words or images) suggest other ideas in a sequence
mental synthesis, construction - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of thought - a particular way of thinking that is characteristic of some individual or group
train of thought, thread - the connections that link the various parts of an event or argument together; "I couldn't follow his train of thought"; "he lost the thread of his argument"
mysticism - obscure or irrational thought
ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
excogitation - thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
explanation - thought that makes something comprehensible
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
problem solving - the thought processes involved in solving a problem
convergent thinking - thinking that brings together information focussed on solving a problem (especially solving problems that have a single correct solution)
divergent thinking, out-of-the-box thinking - thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity

cerebration

noun
Translations

cerebration

[ˌserɪˈbreɪʃən] N (frm) → meditación f, actividad f mental

cerebration

n (usu hum)Reflexion f
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