cogitate


cog·i·tate

verb \ˈkä-jə-ˌtāt\

: to think carefully and seriously about something

cog·i·tat·edcog·i·tat·ing

Full Definition of COGITATE

transitive verb
:  to ponder or meditate on usually intently
intransitive verb
:  to meditate deeply or intently <cogitating on her career plans>

Examples of COGITATE

  1. I was cogitating about my chances of failing.
  2. <by the time he finishes cogitating what to do with his life, it'll be almost over>

Origin of COGITATE

Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare to think, think about, from co- + agitare to drive, agitate
First Known Use: 1582

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