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ra·ti·oc·i·nate

 (răsh′ē-ŏs′ə-nāt′)
intr.v. ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ed, ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ing, ra·ti·oc·i·nates
To reason methodically and logically.

[Latin ratiōcinārī, ratiōcināt-, from ratiō, calculation; see ratio.]

ra′ti·oc′i·na′tion n.
ra′ti·oc′i·na′tor n.

ratiocinate

(ˌrætɪˈɒsɪˌneɪt)
vb
(intr) to think or argue logically and methodically; reason
[C17: from Latin ratiōcinārī to calculate, from ratiō reason]
ˌratiˌociˈnation n
ˌratiˈocinative adj
ˌratiˈociˌnator n

ra•ti•oc•i•nate

(ˌræʃ iˈɒs əˌneɪt, -ˈoʊ sə-, ˌræt i-)

v.i. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to reason logically.
[1635–45; < Latin ratiōcinātus, past participle of ratiōcinārī to calculate, reason =ratiō (see ratio) + -cinārī to act (in the manner specified), probably extracted from vāticinārī; see vaticinate]
ra`ti•oc`i•na′tion, n.
ra`ti•oc′i•na`tor, n.

ratiocinate


Past participle: ratiocinated
Gerund: ratiocinating

Imperative
ratiocinate
ratiocinate
Present
I ratiocinate
you ratiocinate
he/she/it ratiocinates
we ratiocinate
you ratiocinate
they ratiocinate
Preterite
I ratiocinated
you ratiocinated
he/she/it ratiocinated
we ratiocinated
you ratiocinated
they ratiocinated
Present Continuous
I am ratiocinating
you are ratiocinating
he/she/it is ratiocinating
we are ratiocinating
you are ratiocinating
they are ratiocinating
Present Perfect
I have ratiocinated
you have ratiocinated
he/she/it has ratiocinated
we have ratiocinated
you have ratiocinated
they have ratiocinated
Past Continuous
I was ratiocinating
you were ratiocinating
he/she/it was ratiocinating
we were ratiocinating
you were ratiocinating
they were ratiocinating
Past Perfect
I had ratiocinated
you had ratiocinated
he/she/it had ratiocinated
we had ratiocinated
you had ratiocinated
they had ratiocinated
Future
I will ratiocinate
you will ratiocinate
he/she/it will ratiocinate
we will ratiocinate
you will ratiocinate
they will ratiocinate
Future Perfect
I will have ratiocinated
you will have ratiocinated
he/she/it will have ratiocinated
we will have ratiocinated
you will have ratiocinated
they will have ratiocinated
Future Continuous
I will be ratiocinating
you will be ratiocinating
he/she/it will be ratiocinating
we will be ratiocinating
you will be ratiocinating
they will be ratiocinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ratiocinating
you have been ratiocinating
he/she/it has been ratiocinating
we have been ratiocinating
you have been ratiocinating
they have been ratiocinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ratiocinating
you will have been ratiocinating
he/she/it will have been ratiocinating
we will have been ratiocinating
you will have been ratiocinating
they will have been ratiocinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ratiocinating
you had been ratiocinating
he/she/it had been ratiocinating
we had been ratiocinating
you had been ratiocinating
they had been ratiocinating
Conditional
I would ratiocinate
you would ratiocinate
he/she/it would ratiocinate
we would ratiocinate
you would ratiocinate
they would ratiocinate
Past Conditional
I would have ratiocinated
you would have ratiocinated
he/she/it would have ratiocinated
we would have ratiocinated
you would have ratiocinated
they would have ratiocinated
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Verb1.ratiocinate - reason methodologically and logically
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"

ratiocinate

verb
To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments:
Translations

ratiocinate

[rætɪˈɒsɪneɪt] VI (frm) → raciocinar

ratiocinate

vi (form)reflektieren
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