ratiocinate [rash-ee-os-uh-neyt, -oh-suh-, rat-ee-]
verb (used without object), ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ed, ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ing.
1. to reason; carry on a process of reasoning.
ra·ti·oc·i·na·tor , noun
Related Words for ratiocinate
consider, examine, ruminate, revolve, ponder, brood, deliberate, comprehend, cogitate, analyze, infer, cerebrate, mull, evaluate, muse, reflect, reason, meditate, stew, imagine
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Origin: 1635–45; < Latin ratiōcinātus past participle of ratiōcinārī to reckon, calculate, conclude, verbal derivative of ratiō reason
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