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English Dictionary: excogitate by the DICT Development Group
3 results for excogitate
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    Synonym(s): invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
  2. reflect deeply on a subject; "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"
    Synonym(s): chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Excogitate \Ex*cog"i*tate\, v. i.
      To cogitate. [R.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Excogitate \Ex*cog"i*tate\v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excogitated}; p.
      pr. & vb. n.. {Excogitating}.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of
      excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See
      To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise;
      to contrive. [bd]Excogitate strange arts.[b8] --Stirling.
               This evidence . . . thus excogitated out of the general
               theory.                                                   --Whewell.
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