Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.‘he stroked his beard and retired to cogitate’
think, think about, contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, mull over, meditate, meditate on, muse, muse on, ponder, ponder on, ponder over, reflect, reflect on, deliberate, deliberate about, deliberate on, ruminate, ruminate about, ruminate on, ruminate over, dwell on, brood, brood on, brood over, agonize, agonize over, worry, worry about, chew over, puzzle, puzzle over, speculate about, weigh up, revolve, turn over in one's mind, review, study, be in a brown studyView synonyms
- ‘I am cogitating on this grave matter in connection with the death of Saul Bellow, the wonderful American writer.’
- ‘When he's not in disguise, we're treated to close-ups of him brooding and cogitating - and looking like an elderly Hamlet.’
- ‘If we had to cogitate every time we did anything, chances are we'd have a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning.’
- ‘Consider and reconsider and think and ponder and ruminate and cogitate all you will - Lady Josephine - but my convictions remain the same.’
- ‘When we are rushed to deliver short and sweet responses, we may lose our ability to cogitate and reflect.’
- ‘With a frustrated sigh, he sat back and cogitated, going over his various options.’
- ‘What's really bugging me is people trying to put words in my mouth or thoughts in my mind that I never pronounced or cogitated.’
- ‘He apparently went off to work, where he cogitated on matters a little.’
- ‘It is my duty to observe, comment, cogitate and deliberate, and then to disseminate the wisdom I have gained by my efforts.’
- ‘Holmes broke open a packet of plain chocolate hob nobs and looked at me. ‘If you don't mind, Watson, I wish to cogitate alone.'’
- ‘Editorials and longer opinion pieces shout crudely at us, whereas a good essay should meditate, cogitate and ruminate in a solid literary style.’
- ‘Considering the divorce rate in this country, one might cogitate on why so many people still want to get hitched.’
- ‘But having read this one it seemed so particularly relevant to an issue I've been cogitating on recently that I had to copy it and bring it home to write an entry on it.’
- ‘Perhaps he and his researchers should have spent a little more time cogitating on exactly why the taxpayer should give them any more money.’
- ‘The whole obesity thing was just something to cogitate on.’
- ‘I'm not exactly over the moon at being another year older but my wife is taking me away for the weekend to meditate, cogitate and recuperate in Cornwall.’
- ‘It was a day to stay home and cogitate in front of the fire with a good book, a cup of coffee, and a warm blanket.’
- ‘I need to cogitate and ruminate on it a bit more before the official electoral prediction.’
- ‘Mitch didn't want to give the temps time to cogitate over unionizing.’
- ‘No matter how hard you study, ponder or cogitate, some things are just a mystery.’
Late 16th century: from Latin cogitat- ‘considered’, from the verb cogitare, from co- ‘together’ + agitare ‘turn over, consider’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.