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English verb: excogitate

1. excogitate (creation) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort


SamplesExcogitate a way to measure the speed of light.


Synonymscontrive, devise, forge, formulate, invent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

2. excogitate (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject


SamplesI mulled over the events of the afternoon.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.


Synonymschew over, contemplate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Narrower (hyponym)bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder









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