Search Result for "excogitate":
1. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort;
- Example: "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
[syn: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge]
2. reflect deeply on a subject;
- Example: "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"
- Example: "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"
- Example: "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
[syn: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Excogitate \Ex*cog"i*tate\, v. i. To cogitate. [R.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Excogitate \Ex*cog"i*tate\v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excogitated; p. pr. & vb. n.. Excogitating.] [L. excogitatus, p. p. of excogitare to excogitate; ex out + cogitare to think. See Cogitate.] To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive. "Excogitate strange arts." --Stirling. [1913 Webster] This evidence . . . thus excogitated out of the general theory. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
21 Moby Thesaurus words for "excogitate": cogitate, contemplate, contrive, develop, educe, evolve, give thought to, invent, mind, perpend, ponder, puzzle out, reason out, sort out, study, think about, think out, think over, think through, think up, weigh