transitive verb-·tat·ed, -·tat·ing
- to think out carefully and fully
- to contrive, devise, or invent by such thought
Origin of excogitatefrom Classical Latin excogitatus, past participle of excogitare: see ex- and cogitate
transitive verbex·cog·i·tat·ed, ex·cog·i·tat·ing, ex·cog·i·tates
Origin of excogitateLatin excōgitāre excōgitāt- to find out by thinking ex- ex- cōgitāre to think ; see cogitate .
(third-person singular simple present excogitates, present participle excogitating, simple past and past participle excogitated)
From Latin excōgitāre, from ex- + cōgitāre ‘think’.