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Excogitate

verb
(past & past part. excogitated; pres. part. excogitating)
1.
Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort.  Synonyms: contrive, devise, forge, formulate, invent.
2.
Reflect deeply on a subject.  Synonyms: chew over, contemplate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over.  "Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" , "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"






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"Excogitate" Quotes from Famous Books



... Giles, "O sweet lord, there was mention made of treasure! A large-souled Reeve—a Reeve with bowels! 'Treasure' quoth he, and likewise 'gold!' And these be matters to excogitate upon. ...
— Beltane The Smith • Jeffery Farnol



Words linked to "Excogitate" :   study, cogitate, introspect, consider, wonder, excogitation, create by mental act, premeditate, question, bethink, theologise, excogitator, cerebrate, create mentally, think, puzzle, excogitative, theologize



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