Origin of cogentClassical Latin cogens, present participle of cogere, to collect from co-, together + agere, to drive: see act
An example of cogent is the idea that climate change is caused by the actions of humans.
Origin of cogentLatin cōgēns cōgent- present participle of cōgere to force co- co- agere to drive ; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more cogent, superlative most cogent)
From Latin cōgēns, present active participle of cōgō (“drive together, compel”), from cō + agō (“drive”).
- The cogent arguments against this view are set forth in the article on Arthropoda.
- The political reasons for these arrangements may have been cogent, but they injured France at the very outset.
- That it formed the starting-point, and largely prescribed the course of thought on the subject of planetary origin is due to the simplicity of its assumptions, and the clearness of the mechanical principles involved, rather than to any cogent evidence of its truth.
- But cogent thoughts were few and he began to feel like an empty-nested squirrel facing a long, tough winter.
- Thus to take the preface as a distinct word is not reasonable unless there are cogent grounds for uniting the commandments against polytheism and idolatry.