from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To consider or think (something) out carefully and thoroughly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To think over something carefully; to consider fully; cogitate.
- v. To come to a conclusion through reason or careful thought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive.
- intransitive v. To cogitate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To think out; contrive; devise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reflect deeply on a subject
- v. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
Latin excōgitāre, excōgitāt-, to find out by thinking : ex-, ex- + cōgitāre, to think; see cogitate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin excōgitāre, from ex- + cōgitāre ‘think’. (Wiktionary)