Definition of cogitate in English:
verb[no object] formal
Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect: he stroked his beard and retired to cogitate
More example sentences
- Editorials and longer opinion pieces shout crudely at us, whereas a good essay should meditate, cogitate and ruminate in a solid literary style.
- I'm not exactly over the moon at being another year older but my wife is taking me away for the weekend to meditate, cogitate and recuperate in Cornwall.
- Consider and reconsider and think and ponder and ruminate and cogitate all you will - Lady Josephine - but my convictions remain the same.
think (about), contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, mull over, meditate (on), muse (on), ponder (on/over), reflect (on), deliberate (about/on), ruminate (about/on/over), dwell on, brood (on/over), agonize (over), worry (about), chew over, puzzle (over), speculate about, weigh up, revolve, turn over in one's mind, review, study, be in a brown study
informal put on one's thinking cap
archaic pore on
late 16th century: from Latin cogitat- 'considered', from the verb cogitare, from co- 'together' + agitare 'turn over, consider'.
- Example sentences
- It was a celebration of the human mind in all its cogitative glory.
- Meanwhile, another one of the band's finest recent tracks seems too bold an opening statement for this deeply cogitative collection.
- The CD is a more personal affair, deep cogitative blues mingling with the bleaker registers.
- Example sentences
- As a writer of fiction, as well as a cultural cogitator, how do you think about a world in which we are immortal?
- She is but one of many distinguished political cogitators in the entertainment industry.
- He also is a curious philosopher who dares to venture into seldom-trod territory that more cantankerous cogitators ardently avoid.
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