cogent


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co·gent

 (kō′jənt)
adj.
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing: a cogent argument. See Synonyms at valid.

[Latin cōgēns, cōgent-, present participle of cōgere, to force : co-, co- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

co′gen·cy (-jən-sē) n.
co′gent·ly adv.

cogent

(ˈkəʊdʒənt)
adj
compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing
[C17: from Latin cōgent-, cōgēns, driving together, from cōgere, from co- together + agere to drive]
ˈcogency, ˈcogence n
ˈcogently adv

co•gent

(ˈkoʊ dʒənt)

adj.
1. convincing; believable.
2. relevant; pertinent.
[1650–60; < Latin cōgent-, s. of cōgēns, present participle of cōgere to drive together =co- co- + agere to drive]
co′gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cogent - powerfully persuasivecogent - powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"
persuasive - intended or having the power to induce action or belief; "persuasive eloquence"; "a most persuasive speaker"; "a persuasive argument"

cogent

adjective convincing, strong, powerful, effective, compelling, urgent, influential, potent, irresistible, compulsive, forceful, conclusive, weighty, forcible He makes a cogent argument for a more egalitarian education system.

cogent

adjective
1. Serving to convince:
2. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
Translations
مُقْنِع، قَويُّ الحُجَّه
přesvědčivý
tungtvejende
įtikinamassvarus
neapstridamsparliecinošs

cogent

[ˈkəʊdʒənt] ADJconvincente, contundente

cogent

[ˈkəʊdʒənt] adj [argument] → puissant(e), convaincant(e); [reason] → valable

cogent

adjstichhaltig; argument, reason alsozwingend; reasoning alsoüberzeugend

cogent

[ˈkəʊdʒnt] adj (frm) → convincente

cogent

(ˈkoudʒənt) adjective
(of an argument) convincing. cogent words; a cogent argument.
References in classic literature ?
but the last term of the definition is still more cogent, as coupled with the first.
The anatomical fact of this labyrinth is indisputable; and that the supposition founded upon it is reasonable and true, seems the more cogent to me, when I consider the otherwise inexplicable obstinacy of that leviathan in having his spoutings out, as the fishermen phrase it.
There was some cogent reason why every "sister" there was disinclined for company.
For which cogent reason I kept Biddy at a distance during supper, and, when I went up to my own old little room, took as stately a leave of her as I could, in my murmuring soul, deem reconcilable with the churchyard and the event of the day.
Yet it was a sight that might well arrest wandering thoughts: Eppie, with the rippling radiance of her hair and the whiteness of her rounded chin and throat set off by the dark-blue cotton gown, laughing merrily as the kitten held on with her four claws to one shoulder, like a design for a jug-handle, while Snap on the right hand and Puss on the other put up their paws towards a morsel which she held out of the reach of both--Snap occasionally desisting in order to remonstrate with the cat by a cogent worrying growl on the greediness and futility of her conduct; till Eppie relented, caressed them both, and divided the morsel between them.
Among other illustrations of its truth which might be cited, Scotland will furnish a cogent example.
The more attentively I consider and investigate the reasons which appear to have given birth to this opinion, the more I become convinced that they are cogent and conclusive.
I wish I could say that his answer to the second (or moral) objection was equally clear and cogent.
Caesar gave way before such cogent reasoning, and the cardinals were consequently invited to dinner.
Pray write instantly, and let me understand it -- unless it is, for very cogent reasons, to remain in the secrecy which Lydia seems to think necessary; and then I must endeavour to be satisfied with ignorance.
Were the ends of nature so great and cogent as to exact this immense sacrifice of men?
Bassett could not but recognize something cogent in such argument.