Definition of cogitate
- cogitating the possible consequences of my decision
- cogitating on her career plans
- cogitated on what would be the right thing to do
I was cogitating about my chances of failing.
by the time he finishes cogitating what to do with his life, it'll be almost over
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First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
chew over, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, ponder, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with);
beat one's brains out (about), chew on, cudgel one's brains (about), look at;
: to think carefully and seriously about something
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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