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cog·i·tate

 (kŏj′ĭ-tāt′)
intr. & tr.v. cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing, cog·i·tates
To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder. See Synonyms at think.

[Latin cōgitāre, cōgitāt- : co-, intensive pref.; see co- + agitāre, to consider; see agitate.]

cog′i·ta′tor n.

cogitate

(ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt)
vb
to think deeply about (a problem, possibility, etc); ponder
[C16: from Latin cōgitāre, from co- (intensive) + agitāre to turn over, agitate]
ˈcogiˌtatingly adv
ˌcogiˈtation n
ˈcogiˌtator n

cog•i•tate

(ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.i.
1. to ponder; meditate.
v.t.
2. to think about; devise.
[1555–65; < Latin cōgitātus, past participle of cōgitāre=co- co- + agitāre; see agitate]
cog′i•ta`tor, n.

cogitate


Past participle: cogitated
Gerund: cogitating

Imperative
cogitate
cogitate
Present
I cogitate
you cogitate
he/she/it cogitates
we cogitate
you cogitate
they cogitate
Preterite
I cogitated
you cogitated
he/she/it cogitated
we cogitated
you cogitated
they cogitated
Present Continuous
I am cogitating
you are cogitating
he/she/it is cogitating
we are cogitating
you are cogitating
they are cogitating
Present Perfect
I have cogitated
you have cogitated
he/she/it has cogitated
we have cogitated
you have cogitated
they have cogitated
Past Continuous
I was cogitating
you were cogitating
he/she/it was cogitating
we were cogitating
you were cogitating
they were cogitating
Past Perfect
I had cogitated
you had cogitated
he/she/it had cogitated
we had cogitated
you had cogitated
they had cogitated
Future
I will cogitate
you will cogitate
he/she/it will cogitate
we will cogitate
you will cogitate
they will cogitate
Future Perfect
I will have cogitated
you will have cogitated
he/she/it will have cogitated
we will have cogitated
you will have cogitated
they will have cogitated
Future Continuous
I will be cogitating
you will be cogitating
he/she/it will be cogitating
we will be cogitating
you will be cogitating
they will be cogitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cogitating
you have been cogitating
he/she/it has been cogitating
we have been cogitating
you have been cogitating
they have been cogitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cogitating
you will have been cogitating
he/she/it will have been cogitating
we will have been cogitating
you will have been cogitating
they will have been cogitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cogitating
you had been cogitating
he/she/it had been cogitating
we had been cogitating
you had been cogitating
they had been cogitating
Conditional
I would cogitate
you would cogitate
he/she/it would cogitate
we would cogitate
you would cogitate
they would cogitate
Past Conditional
I would have cogitated
you would have cogitated
he/she/it would have cogitated
we would have cogitated
you would have cogitated
they would have cogitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
2.cogitate - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
puzzle over - try to solve
rationalise, rationalize - think rationally; employ logic or reason; "When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"
think - have or formulate in the mind; "think good thoughts"
philosophise, philosophize - reason philosophically
brainstorm - try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
meditate, contemplate, study - think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
plan - make plans for something; "He is planning a trip with his family"
associate, colligate, link, relate, tie in, connect, link up - make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
devote, pay, give - dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
think - ponder; reflect on, or reason about; "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
think - decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting; "Can you think what to do next?"

cogitate

verb think, consider, reflect, contemplate, deliberate, muse, ponder, meditate, mull over, ruminate He was silent as he cogitated on what she had just said.

cogitate

verb
1. To think or think about carefully and at length:
Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain.
2. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments:
Translations
يُفَكِّرُ تَفْكيرا عَميقا
přemýšletuvažovat
íhuga
apmąstymasapmąstyti
apsvērtprātot
dikkatle düşünmek

cogitate

[ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt] VImeditar, reflexionar

cogitate

[ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt] viréfléchir
to cogitate on sth, to cogitate about sth → réfléchir sur qch

cogitate

viüber +acc) nachdenken, grübeln
vtnachdenken über +acc; (= devise)ersinnen

cogitate

[ˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt] vi (frm) → meditare

cogitate

(ˈkodʒiteit) verb
to think carefully.
ˌcogiˈtation noun
References in classic literature ?
Leaving her daughter to cogitate the theory of Anne Hathaway's sonnets, and the buried manuscripts here referred to, with the implied menace to the safety of the heart of civilization itself, she briskly shut the door of her taxi-cab, and was whirled off upon the first stage of her pilgrimage.
With that they parted; Mr Swiveller to make the best of his way home and sleep himself sober; and Quilp to cogitate upon the discovery he had made, and exult in the prospect of the rich field of enjoyment and reprisal it opened to him.
Ol' Villan had a dog once that run away with the wolves," Bill cogitates aloud.
His Highness lauded the harmonious display of various artistic tastes which supports modern artistic of modernism and development which provides huge opportunity to enjoy and cogitate such high sense of creativity and excellence.
The uncertainty of predicting your mortality and spending needs conspires against you, and you inevitably cogitate whether if you do retire you might outlive your wealth, or if you do not retire there is a risk you might regret the life you missed because you were always working.
Consider the statistic that no Championship goalkeeper has picked ball out of his net more often than Hudders-field's Alex Smithies, cogitate on Demarai Gray's obvious potential, ruminate on Andy Shinnie's remarkable renaissance.
Considering the many violations of human and labor rights that Qatar has made, it is necessary to cogitate rescinding Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
With John and Gregg left behind to deliberate, cogitate and digest (and for me to regret) our celebs' meaty offerings, the not-so-famous five ventured into a professional kitchen where, without explanajust tion, they referred to the chef as "chef " rather than by his actual name.
All of a sudden you flip the switch and nothing happens; the silence of nothingness fills your head and thoughts as you are embarrassed and cogitate on what went wrong with your air conditioning unit.
In short, both Principals seem unable to cogitate well on the concepts of state as widely accepted in political intellectualism and academia: 1) Sovereign jurisdiction over a territory and population; 2) legitimacy through sense of nationhood at home; and 3) legal and diplomatic recognition as equals abroad.
The Ballad of the SJA (sung to the tune of Barry Sadler's Ballad of the Green Berets) (verse one) Bringing justice to the groups of America's fighting troops They tell the Generals yes or nay Those clever men of the SJA (chorus) Coffee cups upon their desks Trained for mental arabesques They will distort what others say Those clever men of the SJA (verse two) Trained in logic of a sort 'Midst regulations they cavort The Federal law is just child's play For those clever men of the SJA (chorus) (verse three) In the office clients wait While attorneys cogitate Those lawyers sit, so calm and cool Picking scores for the football pool (chorus)
So am I, and my opinion is that Buss should wake up; his personal biases are obscuring his ability to cogitate in an effective manner.