- Given the scope of Internet use by the general public, this is no longer a relevant or cogent argument.
- The judge rejected that argument in a cogent and wholly convincing judgment.
- There are a number of cogent arguments against fur that do not require descending into this kind of bigoted sophism.
- Example sentences
- The author cogently notes that these aims are contradictory - sympathy tends to unify the public; criticism divides it.
- As he has cogently argued, there are also strong voices in the administration urging military action.
- Although aware that the next budget will be an election one, the economists argue strongly and cogently for a fiscal tightening of about 0.5% of GDP.
Mid 17th century: from Latin cogent- 'compelling', from the verb cogere, from co- 'together' + agere 'drive'.
cogitate from late 16th century:
This come from the Latin word cogitare ‘to consider’. The first person singular of this is seen in Descartes's formula (1641) cogito, ergo sum ‘I think therefore I am’. From the same verb comes cogent (mid 17th century) ‘logical and convincing’.
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