HyperDic: excogitate

English > 2 senses of the word excogitate:
VERBcreationexcogitate, invent, contrive, devise, formulate, forgecome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort
cognitionexcogitate, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
English > excogitate: 2 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
Synonymsinvent, contrive, devise, formulate, forge
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, tramar
Catalanfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, preveure, tramar
Nounsexcogitationthinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
excogitationthe creation of something in the mind
excogitatora thinker who considers carefully and thoroughly
English > excogitate: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningReflect deeply on a subject / subject.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
Synonymschew over, think over, meditate, ponder, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
NarrowerbethinkConsider or ponder something carefully
cogitateConsider carefully and deeply
introspectReflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
premeditateThink or reflect beforehand or in advance
puzzleBe uncertain about
study, considerGive careful consideration to
theologize, theologisemake theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
wonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Spanishcavilar, considerar, especular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Catalanespecular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Adjectivesexcogitativeconcerned with excogitating or having the power of excogitation

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