To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder. See Synonyms at think. (verb-transitive)
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Use "cogitate" in a sentence
"This is where we get the word cogitate [cogitare]."
"To assume is to cogitate is to choose, on whatever grounds and by whatever characteristics."
"Most baseball players do not drop in the word "cogitate" into their casual conversations, but Dickey does such things apparently without self-awareness."