- The definition of cogent is something that is convincing or believable.
An example of cogent is the idea that climate change is caused by the actions of humans.
Origin of cogentClassical Latin cogens, present participle of cogere, to collect ; from co-, together + agere, to drive: see act
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”).
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