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verb (excogitat, es)
  1. To think over something carefully; to consider fully; cogitate.
    • 2007: Did he ponder the harmony of the spheres? Certainly not: celestial spheres were first excogitated decades or more after Pythagoras' death. " MF Burnyeat, "Other Lives", London Review of Books 29:4, p. 3
      1. To come to a conclusion through reason or careful thought.
      After many years of study, he excogitated a solution.
Etymology: From Latin excogitare, excÅgitÄre, from ex- + cogitare, cÅgitÄre "think".


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