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
John Forrest Dillon, a man of high intelligence, explained, in the preface to the fourth edition of his treatise on local government: No writer on our jurisprudence is authorized to speak oracularly, to excogitate a system, or to give to his views any authoritative sanction.
I suppose I should have simply agreed with Ted's 5 points, moved on and not chosen TN as the forum to excogitate on what appears to be a success for Blizzard.
Twice or thrice he rose from his chair, paced the room with a determined brow, and sat down again with vigorous clutch of the pen; still he failed to excogitate a single sentence that would serve his purpose.
It's no criticism of your work product, and no one can excogitate the perfect bill.
On the other hand, while philosophers have not ceased their effort to excogitate what matter must be and cosmologies have still been produced, more interestingly perhaps, because cosmology has not been the center of philo - sophical interest, theories of matter have been derived from, or even only implied by, disciplines that were — epistemology, semantics, theories of action.
In fact, it must require a considerable effort to excogitate novel labor-saving devices.
It is said that at an early age he disliked the Logic of Aristotle, and began to excogitate his system of
Not here, pray, I beseech you; but, if I must, suffer me to excogitate these very things on the ground.
And so, regardless of the contradictions in which they were involving themselves, they set to work to excogitate a theory of church-constitution to suit their purposes.
It is difficult to excogitate a manner (modus) in which this participation of the Divine nature is effected.