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intr.v. cer·e·brat·ed, cer·e·brat·ing, cer·e·brates
To use the power of reason; think. See Synonyms at think.

[Back-formation from cerebration, act of thinking, from Latin cerebrum, brain; see cerebrum.]

cer′e·bra′tion n.


(intr) usually facetious to use the mind; think; ponder; consider


(ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt)

v.i. -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
to use the mind; think.
[1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation]
cer`e•bra′tion, n.
cer`e•bra′tion•al, adj.


Past participle: cerebrated
Gerund: cerebrating

I cerebrate
you cerebrate
he/she/it cerebrates
we cerebrate
you cerebrate
they cerebrate
I cerebrated
you cerebrated
he/she/it cerebrated
we cerebrated
you cerebrated
they cerebrated
Present Continuous
I am cerebrating
you are cerebrating
he/she/it is cerebrating
we are cerebrating
you are cerebrating
they are cerebrating
Present Perfect
I have cerebrated
you have cerebrated
he/she/it has cerebrated
we have cerebrated
you have cerebrated
they have cerebrated
Past Continuous
I was cerebrating
you were cerebrating
he/she/it was cerebrating
we were cerebrating
you were cerebrating
they were cerebrating
Past Perfect
I had cerebrated
you had cerebrated
he/she/it had cerebrated
we had cerebrated
you had cerebrated
they had cerebrated
I will cerebrate
you will cerebrate
he/she/it will cerebrate
we will cerebrate
you will cerebrate
they will cerebrate
Future Perfect
I will have cerebrated
you will have cerebrated
he/she/it will have cerebrated
we will have cerebrated
you will have cerebrated
they will have cerebrated
Future Continuous
I will be cerebrating
you will be cerebrating
he/she/it will be cerebrating
we will be cerebrating
you will be cerebrating
they will be cerebrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cerebrating
you have been cerebrating
he/she/it has been cerebrating
we have been cerebrating
you have been cerebrating
they have been cerebrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cerebrating
you will have been cerebrating
he/she/it will have been cerebrating
we will have been cerebrating
you will have been cerebrating
they will have been cerebrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cerebrating
you had been cerebrating
he/she/it had been cerebrating
we had been cerebrating
you had been cerebrating
they had been cerebrating
I would cerebrate
you would cerebrate
he/she/it would cerebrate
we would cerebrate
you would cerebrate
they would cerebrate
Past Conditional
I would have cerebrated
you would have cerebrated
he/she/it would have cerebrated
we would have cerebrated
you would have cerebrated
they would have cerebrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cerebrate - 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?"


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