Synonyms for (verb) excogitate

Synonyms: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: I mulled over the events of the afternoon; philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years; The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: devise, contrive, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent

Definition: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

Usage: excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands