Definition of cogent in English:

cogent

Syllabification: co·gent
Pronunciation: /ˈkōjənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

cogently

adverb
More 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin cogent- 'compelling', from the verb cogere, from co- 'together' + agere 'drive'.

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