excogitate

excogitate
I index conjure, contrive, devise (invent), invent (produce for the first time), program II index conceive (invent), conjure, deliberate, frame (formulate), invent (produce for the first time), ponder, rationalize, reason (conclude), reflect (ponder), scheme, study

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  • Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tate, v. i. To cogitate. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excogitate — weigh, *consider, study, contemplate Analogous words: *ponder, meditate, ruminate, muse: cogitate, reflect, deliberate, speculate, *think …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • excogitate — [v] think about seriously conceive, consider, contemplate, contrive, deliberate, derive, develop, devise, educe, evolve, frame, invent, mind, mull over, perpend, ponder, ruminate, study, think out, think up, weigh, work out; concepts 17,24 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • excogitate — [eks käj′ə tāt΄] vt. excogitated, excogitating [< L excogitatus, pp. of excogitare: see EX 1 & COGITATE] 1. to think out carefully and fully 2. to contrive, devise, or invent by such thought excogitation n. excogitative adj …   English World dictionary

  • excogitate — transitive verb Etymology: Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare, from ex + cogitare to cogitate Date: circa 1530 to think out ; devise • excogitation noun • excogitative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excogitate — excogitable /eks koj i teuh beuhl/, adj. excogitation, n. excogitative, adj. excogitator, n. /eks koj i tayt /, v.t., excogitated, excogitating. 1. to think out; devise; invent. 2. to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend… …   Universalium

  • excogitate — Synonyms and related words: cogitate, contemplate, contrive, develop, educe, evolve, give thought to, invent, mind, perpend, ponder, puzzle out, reason out, sort out, study, think about, think out, think over, think through, think up, weigh …   Moby Thesaurus

  • excogitate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think… …   English dictionary for students

  • excogitate — ex·cog·i·tate || eks kÉ’dʒɪteɪt v. discover, invent …   English contemporary dictionary

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