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cogitate

verb [I] uk   /ˈkɒdʒ.ɪ.teɪt/ us    /ˈkɑː.dʒɪ-/ formal
to spend time thinking very carefully about a subject
cogitation
noun [C or U] uk   /kɒdʒ.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /kɑː.dʒɪ-/
Translations of “cogitate”
in Spanish reflexionar…
in French réfléchir…
in German nachsinnen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仔細考慮, 深思熟慮, 沉思…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仔细考虑, 深思熟虑, 沉思…
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