Excogitate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eksˈkɒdʒɪteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word excogitate
Brit.  |ɪksˈkɒdʒɪteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word excogitate

verb

- come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort(syn: contrive, devise, forge, formulate, invent)

excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

- reflect deeply on a subject(syn: contemplate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate)

The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

Examples

...she's a master at excogitating reasons not to do her assigned work...

excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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