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

 

cogent

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊdʒənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊdʒənt//
 
(formal)
 
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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 Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin cogent- ‘compelling’, from the verb cogere, from co- ‘together’ + agere ‘drive’.
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