Textual thesaurus for "excogitate"

(verb) chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, contemplate, meditate

reflect deeply on a subject

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

(verb) devise, contrive, forge, formulate, invent

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

excogitate a way to measure the speed of light