Definition of cogent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkəʊdʒənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊdʒənt//
jump to other results
strongly and clearly expressed in a way that influences what people believe synonym convincing She put forward some cogent reasons for abandoning the plan. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin cogent- ‘compelling’, from the verb cogere, from co- ‘together’ + agere ‘drive’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cogent