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English verb: cogitate

1. cogitate (cognition) consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over

2. cogitate (cognition) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments


SamplesI've been thinking all day and getting nowhere.


Synonymscerebrate, think


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)associate, brainstorm, center, centre, chew over, colligate, concentrate, conclude, connect, contemplate, contemplate, devote, evaluate, excogitate, focus, give, judge, link, link up, meditate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, pass judgment, pay, philosophise, philosophize, plan, ponder, pore, puzzle over, rationalise, rationalize, reason, reason, reason out, reflect, relate, rivet, ruminate, speculate, study, think, think, think, think about, think over, tie in









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