ratiocinate

verb
ra·​ti·​o·​ci·​nate | \ ˌra-tē-ˈō-sə-ˌnāt How to pronounce ratiocinate (audio) , ˌra-shē-, -ˈä- \
ratiocinated; ratiocinating

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Other Words from ratiocinate

ratiocinator \ ˌra-​tē-​ˈō-​sə-​ˌnā-​tər How to pronounce ratiocinate (audio) , ˌra-​shē-​ , -​ˈä-​ \ noun

First Known Use of ratiocinate

1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ratiocinate

Latin ratiocinatus, past participle of ratiocinari to reckon, from ratio + -cinari (as in vaticinari to prophesy) — more at vaticinate

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“Ratiocinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ratiocinate. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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