- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kōʹjĭtāt, IPA(key): /ˈkəʊdʒɪteɪt/, /ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊdʒɪteɪt/, /ˈkɑdʒɪteɪt/
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- (intransitive) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply.
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “(please specify |book=1 or 2)”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: […] [Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554:
- He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth, and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth.
- 1953, Robert Wright and George Forrest, Kismet
- Think, ladies! Cogitate! Sharpen up the edges of your wit.
- (transitive) To consider, to devise.
- See also Thesaurus:ponder
to meditate, to ponder, to think deeply
to consider, to devise
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cogitate f pl