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English definition of “cogitate”

cogitate

verb [I] uk   /ˈkɒdʒ.ɪ.teɪt/ us    /ˈkɑː.dʒɪ-/ formal
to spend time thinking very carefully about a subjectThinking and contemplating
cogitation
noun [C or U] uk   /kɒdʒ.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /kɑː.dʒɪ-/
(Definition of cogitate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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