|1.||[ verb ] reflect deeply on a subject|
|Synonyms:||reflect muse ponder meditate think_over contemplate chew_over mull speculate ruminate mull_over|
"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"
|Related terms:||think study wonder brood bethink puzzle theologise introspect premeditate deliberate contemplation meditation muller muse|
|2.||[ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort|
|Synonyms:||invent devise formulate forge contrive|
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
|Related terms:||create_by_mental_act invention planner invention formula inventor excogitator excogitation devisal|