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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōgitāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the verb cōgitō (I think).

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VerbEdit

cogitate (third-person singular simple present cogitates, present participle cogitating, simple past and past participle cogitated)

  1. (intransitive) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply.
    • Francis Bacon
      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.
  2. (transitive) To consider, to devise.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cōgitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōgitō

ParticipleEdit

cōgitāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of cōgitātus

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