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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