cogitate VERB formal meditate or reflect.
DERIVATIVES cogitation noun cogitative adjective cogitator noun.
ORIGIN Latin cogitare 'to consider' .

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  • Cogitative — Cog i*ta*tive, a. [Cf. LL. cogitativus.] 1. Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating. Cogitative faculties. Wollaston. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to thought or contemplation. Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cogitative — I adjective contemplative, deliberate, deliberative, ideative, introspective, meditative, museful, pensive, philosophical, pondering, reflective, ruminant, ruminative, speculative, thinking, thoughtful II index deliberate, speculative Burton s Le …   Law dictionary

  • cogitative — late 15c., from O.Fr. cogitatif (14c.), from M.L. cogitativus, from L. cogitare (see COGITATION (Cf. cogitation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cogitative — [käj′ə tāt΄iv] adj. [ME cogitatif < LL cogitativus] 1. capable of cogitating 2. tending to cogitate; thoughtful; meditative …   English World dictionary

  • cogitative — cogitatively, adv. cogitativeness, n. /koj i tay tiv/, adj. 1. meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals. 2. given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence. [1375 1425; late ME …   Universalium

  • cogitative — adjective 1. of or relating to having capacities for cogitation the cogitative faculty • Pertains to noun: ↑cogitation • Derivationally related forms: ↑cogitate 2. given to cogitation he looked at me with cogitative eyes …   Useful english dictionary

  • cogitative — cog•i•ta•tive [[t]ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) meditating; contemplating: to develop one s cogitative faculty[/ex] 2) given to meditation; thoughtful • Etymology: 1375–1425; < ML cog′i•ta tive•ly, adv. cog′i•ta tive•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • cogitative — /ˈkɒdʒətətɪv/ (say kojuhtuhtiv) adjective 1. meditating. 2. given to meditation; thoughtful: cogitative pause. –cogitatively, adverb …  

  • cogitative — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to cogitation 2. capable of or given to cogitation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cogitative — adjective Of, pertaining to, inclined to or capable of cogitation …   Wiktionary

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