Definition of Cogitate

1. Verb. Consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind.




2. Verb. Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments. "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

Definition of Cogitate

1. v. i. To engage in continuous thought; to think.

2. v. t. To think over; to plan.

Definition of Cogitate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To consider, to devise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cogitate

1. to ponder [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES] - See also: ponder

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Literary usage of Cogitate

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1. Institutes of Metaphysic: The Theory of Knowing and Being by James Frederick Ferrier (1856)
"Had we been furnished with any single instance of such a type, not cogitate we could multiply in thought that type as often as -no ..."

2. The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus by Charles Lamb, Thomas Hood, John Bull (1825)
"... and the genteel liein in awhile the mirth they feel, To him a beatific beau ideal; He counts each crack on Judy's pate, Then homeward creeps to cogitate ..."

3. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"I then proceed to cogitate this Supreme Being by conceptions which have, properly, ... I cogitate merely the relation of a perfectly unknown being to the ..."

4. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"If I cogitate a thing as containing all modes of reality except one, ... Now, if I cogitate a being as the highest reality, without defect or imperfection, ..."

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