Sep 28, 2013

Wordology, Cogitate

Here is a once common verb that seems to haven fallen from our language. It means to take careful thought or think carefully about. Also, to think earnestly or studiously; reflect; ponder; meditate: as, to cogitate a means of escape. In addition, to revolve in the mind; think about attentively; meditate on; hence, devise or plan: as, he is cogitating mischief (something I never did as a child).