cogent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōgēns, present active participle of cōgō (drive together, compel), from + agō (drive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cogent (comparative more cogent, superlative most cogent)

  1. Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.
  2. Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.
  3. Forcefully persuasive.
    She presented a cogent argument, convincing her audience of the truth of her proposition.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōgent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of cōgō