excogitate

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excogitate \Ex*cog"i*tate\, verb (used without an object) To cogitate. [R.] --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excogitate \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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

excogitate

verb

1: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light" [syn: {invent}, {contrive}, {devise}, {excogitate}, {formulate}, {forge}]

2: reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate" [syn: {chew over}, {think over}, {meditate}, {ponder}, {excogitate}, {contemplate}, {muse}, {reflect}, {mull}, {mull over}, {ruminate}, {speculate}]


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