excogitate

verb ex·cog·i·tate \ ek-ˈskä-jə-ˌtāt \

Definition of excogitate

: to think out : devise

excogitation

play \(ˌ)ek-ˌskä-jə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

excogitative

play \ek-ˈskä-jə-ˌtā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of excogitate in a Sentence

  1. she's a master at excogitating reasons not to do her assigned work

Origin and Etymology of excogitate

Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare, from ex- + cogitare to cogitate



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