Definition of cogitate
: to ponder or meditate on usually intently <cogitating the possible consequences of my decision>
: to meditate deeply or intently <cogitating on her career plans> <cogitated on what would be the right thing to do>
Examples of cogitate in a sentence
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>
Origin and Etymology of cogitate
Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare to think, think about, from co- + agitare to drive, agitate
First Known Use: 1582
Synonym Discussion of cogitate
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Definition of cogitate for English Language Learners
: to think carefully and seriously about something
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