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excogitate (ik SKAHJ i tayt"; ek skah ji TAYT) (verb), excogitates; excogitated; excogitating
1. To think or to mentally consider something carefully and throughly: As a special lexicographer, Joseph had to constantly excogitate the most understandable definitions for word entries instead of copying the confusing meanings from other dictionaries.
2. To evolve or to invent in the mind: The teacher was excogitating how to present a scientific approach so her students would be able to proceed with the experiment with greater understanding and success.
3. Etymology: from Latin excogitatus, the past participle stem of excogitare; literally, "to think out"; from cogitare, "to think".
To contrive, to devise, to think about, and to contemplate.
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