Carefully considering a marriage proposal is an example of to cogitate.
Origin of cogitate; from Classical Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare ; from an unverified form coagitare: see co- and amp; agitate
intr. & tr.v.cog·i·tat·ed, cog·i·tat·ing, cog·i·tates
Origin of cogitateLatin c&omacron;gitare, c&omacron;gitat- : co-, intensive pref.; see co– + agitare, 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”).