Carefully considering a marriage proposal is an example of to cogitate.
transitive verb-·tat·ed, -·tat·ing
Origin of cogitatefrom Classical Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare from an unverified form coagitare: see co- and agitate
intr. & tr.v.cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing, cog·i·tates
Origin of cogitateLatin cōgitāre cōgitāt- co- intensive pref. ; see co- . agitāre to consider ; see agitate .
(third-person singular simple present cogitates, present participle cogitating, simple past and past participle cogitated)
- (intransitive) To meditate, to ponder, to think deeply.
- To consider, to devise.
From cōgitāt-, the perfect passive participial stem of the Latin cōgitō (“I think”).