ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-

(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)

1. To stir up (the humours, spirits, etc.); to quicken (the breathing); to set in motion (the blood); to excite.
2. To torment, worry, harass, persecute.
excogitable (adjective), more excogitable, most excogitable
A descriptive term for an intensive and careful study of issues or situations in order to grasp or to fully comprehend them: Jill spent an excogitable amount of time preparing herself for the final exams at the university.
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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excogitation (s) (noun), excogitations (pl)
1. Something which has been studied or thought out in order to develop or to invent a project or some kind of tool, machine, or action: The excogitations of some inventors have resulted in many time-saving devices which make the lives of people more comfortable and advantageous including automobiles, computers, phone systems, etc.
2. Contemplating or creating something in the mind with care in order to achieve a complete understanding of it: After spending many hours of excogitations regarding his future, Jeff finally decided to study biology and then to join Greenpeace to make the world a better place to live in!
excogitative (adjective), more excogitative, most excogitative
Referring to something which is carefully and fully conceivable and possible: Jim’s mother spent a lot of time with excogitative thoughts and ideas regarding homeschooling for her four-year old nephew whom she is convinced will profit from such personal attention and educational experiences, even at such a young age.
excogitator (s) (noun), excogitators (pl)
A person who ponders and pursues something carefully and thoroughly: Dr. Sam was a medical excogitator who exercised his mind in an effort to reach proper decisions regarding the best healing treatments which would have the best results for his patients.
excogitive (adjective), more excogitive, most excogitive
Conveying or relating to forming concepts or inventions by actively and fully using the mind to develop details: Susan was expecting guests over for dinner, one of whom was a vegan, and so she spent excogitive time informing herself about what vegans may or may not eat in order to prepare a proper meal for that person and the other guests, as well.