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ratiocinate

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ratiocinate (third-person singular simple present ratiocinates, present participle ratiocinating, simple past and past participle ratiocinated)

  1. To use the powers of the mind logically and methodically; to reason.
    • 1887, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Treasure of Franchard, ch. 6:
      "Observe the relative position," returned the Doctor with a smile. "It is your attitude to believe through thick and thin in one man's judgment—your own. I follow the same opinion, but critically and with open eyes. Which is the more irrational—I leave it to yourself."
      "Oh, my dear fellow!" cried Casimir, " . . . [D]on't rationate with me."

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ParticipleEdit

ratiōcināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ratiōcinātus