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cogitate on (something)

To contemplate something. This is a big decision, so I need some more time to cogitate on it, all right?
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cogitate on something

Rur. to think about something. Cogitate on this idea for a while. I will have to cogitate on this for a few days. I'll get back to you.
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This new legislation rattled its way around the corridors of power, through the House of Commons and the House of Lords and back again, probably several times, in and out of various government offices, with highly-paid civil servants cogitating about the wording, legalities etc.
The former MP for Ceredigion and AM for mid and west Wales, Cynog Dafis, who was a candidate for party president, said last night: 'We have been cogitating on Plaid Cymru's strategy, its message and its mission in particular in relation to the 2007 Assembly elections.
He finished by saying: "Let's hope that the proposal that the Italian government foresees and that the European Commission is also cogitating on will make it difficult to carry out malversations [misconduct in public office]"
has created a rich portrait of Americans cogitating their way through lived moral problems.
Meanwhile, the Member States within the Council are cogitating endlessly about the majority support required to adopt the Commission proposals about raising the ceiling and extending the scope of Euratom loans.
From the moment he parked his backside on a flight home from the Far East before a World Cup ball had been kicked, he must have been cogitating on exactly how McCarthy's downfall might have been plotted.
Trained as artists and not humanists, they probably did not have much stamina in devoting time away from the studio reading cogitating philosophical issues.
In the past few months, there's been a lot of hilarious semantic commentary about two political and religious demagogues, all of it cogitating the question of whether or not they are too "extreme.
If the truth be told, Aldrin didn't spend much time peering homeward or cogitating his place in the cosmos.
Acarefully-selected judging panel embracing the very best of FIFA's ethical approach to such matters has been burning the midnight oil cogitating over Iron Angle's 2010 awards, and here are the results of their deliberations.
Despite cogitating (Loyd Grossman taught me that word on Masterchef several years ago - "we've deliberated, cogitated and digested.
I'd like to be cogitating on what I'm going to write at about 45 degrees.
Do their cogitating among the plush velvet, leather armchairs and deep-pile carpets?
10pm, our two man team, which we had named Holmes and Watson, was still cogitating about the clues.
As long as you look all enigmatic and insouciant and appear to be cogitating deeply and hatching some great master plan you'll be fine.