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1. powerfully persuasive;
- Example: "a cogent argument"
- Example: "a telling presentation"
- Example: "a weighty argument"
[syn: cogent, telling, weighty]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cogent \Co"gent\, a. [L. cogens, p. pr. of cogere to drive together, to force; co- + agere to drive. See Agent, a., and cf. Coact to force, Coagulate, p. a.] 1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The cogent force of nature. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted. [1913 Webster] No better nor more cogent reason. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall. [1913 Webster] The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands, Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands. --Cowper. Syn: Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive; convincing; conclusive; influential. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cogent adj 1: powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: cogent, telling, weighty]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "cogent": acute, admissible, advantageous, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, armipotent, astute, auspicious, authoritative, beneficial, benevolent, binding, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital, commendable, compelling, consequential, consistent, constraining, convincing, credible, discerning, dynamic, effective, elegant, energetic, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, farseeing, farsighted, favorable, fine, forceful, forcible, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, good, goodly, grand, healthy, helpful, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, in force, in power, incisive, inducing, influential, irresistible, just, justifiable, justified, kind, laudable, lawful, legal, legitimate, logical, longheaded, longsighted, meaningful, mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, nice, noble, operative, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, persuasive, piercing, plausible, pleasant, potent, powerful, prepotent, profitable, provident, puissant, rational, reasonable, regal, royal, ruling, sagacious, sane, satisfactory, satisfying, self-consistent, sensible, significant, skillful, solid, sound, splendid, striking, strong, substantial, sufficient, telling, trenchant, understanding, useful, valid, very good, vigorous, virtuous, vital, weighty, well-argued, well-founded, well-grounded, wholesome
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

COmpiler and GENeralized Translator COGENT (COGENT) A compiler writing language with pattern-directed string and list processing features, for CDC 3600 and CDC 3800. A COGENT program consists of productions defining a context-free language, plus analysis and synthesis function generators. ["COGENT Programming Manual", J.C. Reynolds, ANL-7022, Argonne, Mar 1965]. [Sammet 1969, p.638]. ["An Introduction to the COGENT System", J.C. Reynolds, Proc ACM 20th Natl Conf, 1965]. (1994-12-23)