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Meaning of EXCOGITATE

Pronunciation:  eks'kâji`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
 

EXCOGITATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: contrive, devise, forge, formulate, invent
 
 See Also: create by mental act, create mentally

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*cog"i*tate\v. 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 contrive. ``Excogitate strange arts.'' --Stirling.
    
          This evidence . . . thus excogitated out of the general
          theory.                                  --Whewell.
    
    
  2. \Ex*cog"i*tate\, v. i.
    To cogitate. [R.] --Bacon.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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