1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.]
The cogent force of nature.
2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not
No better nor more cogent reason.
Dr. H. More.
Proofs of the most cogent description.
The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands,
Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands.
Syn. Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive; convincing; conclusive; influential.
(Co"gent*ly), adv. In a cogent manner; forcibly; convincingly; conclusively. Locke.
(Cog"ger) n. [From Cog to wheedle.] A flatterer or deceiver; a sharper.
(Cog"ger*y), n. Trick; deception. Bp. Watson.
(Cog"gle) n. [See Cog small boat.] A small fishing boat. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Cog"gle), n. [Cf. Cobble a cobblestone.] A cobblestone. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Cog`i*ta*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being cogitable; conceivableness.
(Cog"i*ta*ble) a. [L. cogitabilis, fr. cogitare to think.] Capable of being brought before the
mind as a thought or idea; conceivable; thinkable.
Creation is cogitable by us only as a putting forth of divine power.
Sir W. Hamilton.
(Cog"i*ta*bund`) a. [L. cogitabundus.] Full of thought; thoughtful. [R.] Leigh Hunt.
(Cog"i*tate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cogitated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cogitating.] [L. cogitatus, p. p.
of cogitare to reflect upon, prob. fr. co- + the root of aio I say; hence, prop., to discuss with one's self.
Cf. Adage.] To engage in continuous thought; to think.
He that calleth a thing into his mind, whether by impression or recordation, cogitateth and considereth,
and he that employeth the faculty of his fancy also cogitateth.
(Cog"i*tate), v. t. To think over; to plan.
He . . . is our witness, how we both day and night, revolving in our minds, did cogitate nothing more
than how to satisfy the parts of a good pastor.
(Cog`i*ta"tion) n. [L. cogitatio: cf. F. cogitation.] The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation.
"Fixed in cogitation deep." Milton.
(Cog"i*ta*tive) a. [Cf. LL. cogitativus.]
1. Possessing, or pertaining to, the power of thinking or meditating. "Cogitative faculties." Wollaston.
2. Given to thought or contemplation. Sir H. Wotton.
(Cog"man) n. A dealer in cogware or coarse cloth. [Obs.] Wright.