English verb: excogitate
|1.||excogitate (creation) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort|
|Samples||Excogitate a way to measure the speed of light.|
|Synonyms||contrive, devise, forge, formulate, invent|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||create by mental act, create mentally|
|2.||excogitate (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject|
|Samples||I 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.
|Synonyms||chew over, contemplate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||cerebrate, cogitate, think|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder|