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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
References in classic literature ?
When it is impossible to stretch the very elastic threads of historical ratiocination any farther, when actions are clearly contrary to all that humanity calls right or even just, the historians produce a saving conception of "greatness.
Found in a Bottle," "A Descent Into a Maelstrom" and "The Balloon Hoax"; such tales of conscience as "William Wilson," "The Black Cat" and "The Tell-tale Heart," wherein the retributions of remorse are portrayed with an awful fidelity; such tales of natural beauty as "The Island of the Fay" and "The Domain of Arnheim"; such marvellous studies in ratiocination as the "Gold-bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Purloined Letter" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget," the latter, a recital of fact, demonstrating the author's wonderful capability of correctly analyzing the mysteries of the human mind; such tales of illusion and banter as "The Premature Burial" and "The System of Dr.
We know that for logicians (formerly at any rate) the concept is the simple and primitive element; next comes the judgment, uniting two or several concepts; then ratiocination, combining two or several judgments.
Far from the philosophical ratiocinations that inevitably come to each reader, we have to note and pay special attention to the human behaviour interpretation in particular situations.
Here, we make the following ratiocinations become concise, and then let the attribute a(a [member of] A) be Boolean, where each attribute is regarded as an item, i.
all sorts of wild rumors are in circulation, but I am inclined to await events rather than to trust in the ratiocinations of journalists who mutually excite and outbid each other in the bewildering competition of immediate inspiration.
That syllabus emphasized the examination of the basic properties of any given material, most often paper, prior to making "art," a methodology taken to heart by Rockburne as well as by many artists of her generation, as manifest in the pre-executive ratiocinations fundamental to Minimalism itself.
In most of the rhetorical situations, logical argumentation to prove a thesis is enough: enthymemes, epicheiremes and ratiocinations.
As many decent and freedom-loving people celebrate everywhere in the world the long-awaited popular uprisings against tyranny in Tunisia and Egypt, there are some though, within certain influential Western political circles and media elites, who seem unhappy at the prospect of a democratic Tunisia, and above all, Egypt; hence, the baseless ratiocinations of Allan Dershowitz, Charles Krauthammer, Zuckerman et al.
As many decent and freedom-loving people celebrate everywhere in the world the long-awaited popular uprisings against tyranny in Tunisia and Egypt, there are some though, within certain influential Western political circles and media elites, who seem quite unhappy at the prospect of a democratic Tunisia, and above all, Egypt; hence, the baseless ratiocinations of Allan Dershowitz, Charles Krauthammer, Zuckerman et al.