excogitate [v] think about seriously conceive, consider, contemplate, contrive, deliberate, derive, develop, devise, educe, evolve, frame, invent, mind, mull over, perpend, ponder, ruminate, study, think out, think up, weigh, work out; concepts 17,24 —Ant. disregard, ignore

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  • Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tatev. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See {Cogitate}.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Excogitate — Ex*cog i*tate, v. i. To cogitate. [R.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excogitate — I index conjure, contrive, devise (invent), invent (produce for the first time), program II index …   Law dictionary

  • excogitate — weigh, *consider, study, contemplate Analogous words: *ponder, meditate, ruminate, muse: cogitate, reflect, deliberate, speculate, *think …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • excogitate — [eks käj′ə tāt΄] vt. excogitated, excogitating [< L excogitatus, pp. of excogitare: see EX 1 & COGITATE] 1. to think out carefully and fully 2. to contrive, devise, or invent by such thought excogitation n. excogitative adj …   English World dictionary

  • excogitate — transitive verb Etymology: Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare, from ex + cogitare to cogitate Date: circa 1530 to think out ; devise • excogitation noun • excogitative adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • excogitate — excogitable /eks koj i teuh beuhl/, adj. excogitation, n. excogitative, adj. excogitator, n. /eks koj i tayt /, v.t., excogitated, excogitating. 1. to think out; devise; invent. 2. to study intently and carefully in order to grasp or comprehend… …   Universalium

  • excogitate — Synonyms and related words: cogitate, contemplate, contrive, develop, educe, evolve, give thought to, invent, mind, perpend, ponder, puzzle out, reason out, sort out, study, think about, think out, think over, think through, think up, weigh …   Moby Thesaurus

  • excogitate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think… …   English dictionary for students

  • excogitate — ex·cog·i·tate || eks kÉ’dʒɪteɪt v. discover, invent …   English contemporary dictionary

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