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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 ?
Silently, and rather surprised at her own compliance, Phoebe accordingly betook herself to weeding a flower-bed, but busied herself still more with cogitations respecting this young man, with whom she so unexpectedly found herself on terms approaching to familiarity.
The boy was fully occupied with his own cogitations for the remainder of the ride, till we halted before the farmhouse garden- gate.
Absorbed and wrapped up in these and divers other cogitations, he was found by Sancho and Carrasco, whom Don Quixote received with great courtesy.
I was utterly at a loss to account for it, when my cogitations were disturbed by these words from Ned Land:
Generally, youth is like the first cogitations, not so wise as the second.
He could not get away from the fact that if he had been brought up as she had they would have been no more fit to find their way about than the Babes in the Wood; nor could he, for all his anxious cogitations, see any honest reason (any, that is, unconnected with his own momentary pleasure, and the passion of masculine vanity) why his bride should not have been allowed the same freedom of experience as himself.
Having so discharged himself of the subject of his cogitations, he falls into step and marches off with the trooper, shoulder to shoulder.
The weak point of all these movements, Miss Datchet," he continued, taking his place at the table and turning to Mary as usual when about to deliver his more profound cogitations, "is that they are not based upon sufficiently intellectual grounds.
Such were the cogitations of Cornelius three days after the sad scene of separation from Rosa, at the moment when we find him standing at the window.
The result of my cogitations was that I went abroad.
The result of his cogitations appeared to be unfavourable, for he folded the garment once more, laid it aside, and mounted on a chair to get down another, chirping while he did so:
It was with an agitated, burning heart and brain that I hurried homewards, regardless of that scorching noonday sun - forgetful of everything but her I had just left - regretting nothing but her impenetrability, and my own precipitancy and want of tact - fearing nothing but her hateful resolution, and my inability to overcome it - hoping nothing - but halt, - I will not bore you with my conflicting hopes and fears - my serious cogitations and resolves.