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Definition 1: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments - [verb of cognition]

Samples where cogitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere

Synonyms for cogitate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of cogitate ) try to solve

(... is a kind of cogitate ) ponder; reflect on, or reason about

"Think the matter through" "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) have on one's mind, think about actively

"I'm thinking about my friends abroad" "She always thinks about her children first"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) dedicate

"give thought to" "give priority to" "pay attention to"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) make a logical or causal connection

"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind" "colligate these facts" "I cannot relate these events at all"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

"He is meditating in his study"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) think logically

"The children must learn to reason"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) 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"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it

(... is a kind of cogitate ) reason philosophically

(... is a kind of cogitate ) have or formulate in the mind

"think good thoughts"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) think rationally; employ logic or reason

"When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"

(... is a kind of cogitate ) decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

"Can you think what to do next?"

Definition 2: consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind - [verb of cognition]

(cogitate is a kind of ...) 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"

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