1. [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.]
The cogent force of nature. --Prior.
2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will;
constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily
No better nor more cogent reason. --Dr. H. More.
Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall.
The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands,
Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands.
Syn: Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive;
convincing; conclusive; influential.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling
presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: cogent,
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,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
COmpiler and GENeralized Translator
(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,
[Sammet 1969, p.638].
["An Introduction to the COGENT System", J.C. Reynolds, Proc
ACM 20th Natl Conf, 1965].