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ex·cog·i·tate

 (ĭk-skŏj′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. ex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing, ex·cog·i·tates
To consider or think (something) out carefully and thoroughly.

[Latin excōgitāre, excōgitāt-, to find out by thinking : ex-, ex- + cōgitāre, to think; see cogitate.]

ex·cog′i·ta′tion n.
ex·cog′i·ta′tive adj.

excogitate

(ɛksˈkɒdʒɪˌteɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to devise, invent, or contrive
2. to think out in detail
[C16: from Latin excōgitāre, from cōgitāre to ponder, cogitate]
exˈcogitable adj
exˌcogiˈtation n
exˈcogitative adj
exˈcogiˌtator n

ex•cog•i•tate

(ɛksˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to think out; devise.
2. to study carefully in order to comprehend fully.
[1520–30; < Latin excōgitātus, past participle of excōgitāre]
ex•cog`i•ta′tion, n.
ex•cog′i•ta`tive, adj.
ex•cog′i•ta`tor, n.

excogitate


Past participle: excogitated
Gerund: excogitating

Imperative
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Present
I excogitate
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we excogitate
you excogitate
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Preterite
I excogitated
you excogitated
he/she/it excogitated
we excogitated
you excogitated
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Present Continuous
I am excogitating
you are excogitating
he/she/it is excogitating
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Present Perfect
I have excogitated
you have excogitated
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Past Continuous
I was excogitating
you were excogitating
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Past Perfect
I had excogitated
you had excogitated
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we had excogitated
you had excogitated
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Future
I will excogitate
you will excogitate
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we will excogitate
you will excogitate
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Future Perfect
I will have excogitated
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Future Continuous
I will be excogitating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been excogitating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been excogitating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been excogitating
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you had been excogitating
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Conditional
I would excogitate
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Past Conditional
I would have excogitated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.excogitate - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
2.excogitate - 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"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - 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"
premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
theologise, theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect - reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
wonder, question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"

excogitate

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 arrive at through reasoning:
Translations
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