cogent [adj] effective apposite, apt, compelling, conclusive, consequential, convictive, convincing, fitting, forceful, forcible, inducing, influential, irresistible, justified, meaningful, momentous, persuasive, pertinent, potent, powerful, puissant, relevant, satisfactory, satisfying, significant, solid, sound, strong, suasive, telling, urgent, valid, weighty, well-grounded; concept 537 —Ant. impotent, ineffective, invalid, weak

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  • Cogent — Communications, Inc. Unternehmensform Incorporated Gründung 1998 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cogent — Co gent, a. [L. cogens, p. pr. of cogere to drive together, to force; co + agere to drive. See {Agent}, a., and cf. {Coact} to force, {Coagulate}, p. a.] 1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The cogent force of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cogent — can refer to: Cogency of an argument Cogent Communications, an Internet service provider Cogent Partners, an investment banking firm focused on private equity secondary advisory transactions Cogent Inc., a provider of automated fingerprint… …   Wikipedia

  • cogent — I adjective appealing conclusively, appealing forcibly, authoritative, commanding, compelling, conclusive, convincing, definite, definitive, demonstrable, demonstrating, determinative, effective, effectual, efficacious, evidential, forceful,… …   Law dictionary

  • cogent — 1650s, from Fr. cogent necessary, urgent (14c.), from L. cogentem (nom. cogens), prp. of cogere to curdle; to compel; to collect, lit. to drive together, from com together (see CO (Cf. co )) + agere to drive (see ACT (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • cogent — To be cogent, an argument has to persuade or convince; to be coherent (see next entry) it only has to make sense …   Modern English usage

  • cogent — cogent, ente (ko jan, jan t ) adj. Terme de philosophie. Qui contraint. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Sans cogente necessité, BRUYANT dans Ménagier, t. II, p. 40.    XVe s. •   Et pour cause bonne cogente, Mir. de Ste G …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cogent — convincing, compelling, telling, *valid, sound Analogous words: forceful, forcible, potent, *powerful, puissant: compelling, constraining (see FORCE vb): inducing, persuading or persuasive (see corresponding verbs at INDUCE): proving,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cogent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing. DERIVATIVES cogency noun cogently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin cogere compel …   English terms dictionary

  • cogent — [kō′jənt] adj. [L cogens, prp. of cogere, to collect < co , together + agere, to drive: see ACT1] forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing SYN. VALID cogently adv …   English World dictionary

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