excogitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin excōgitāre, from ex- + cōgitāre ‘think’.

Verb[edit]

excogitate (third-person singular simple present excogitates, present participle excogitating, simple past and past participle excogitated)

  1. To think over something carefully; to consider fully; cogitate.
    • 2007: Did he ponder the harmony of the spheres? Certainly not: celestial spheres were first excogitated decades or more after Pythagoras' death. — MF Burnyeat, ‘Other Lives’, London Review of Books 29:4, p. 3
  2. To come to a conclusion through reason or careful thought.
    After many years of study, he excogitated a solution.
    • Whewell
      This evidence [] thus excogitated out of the general theory.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

excōgitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of excōgitō