Definition of cogitate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cogitate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cogitate
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪt//
 
he / she / it cogitates
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪts//
 
past simple cogitated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪtɪd//
 
past participle cogitated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪtɪd//
 
-ing form cogitating
BrE BrE//ˈkɒdʒɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] cogitate (about/on something) (formal) to think carefully about something Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin cogitat- ‘considered’, from the verb cogitare, from co- ‘together’ + agitare ‘turn over, consider’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cogitate