excogitate

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verb ex·cog·i·tate \ek-ˈskä-jə-ˌtāt\

Definition of excogitate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


First Known Use: circa 1530


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