- (Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments: cogitate, deliberate, ratiocinate, reflect, speculate, think. Idioms: put on one's thinking cap, use one's head. See THOUGHTS.
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Cerebrate — Cer e*brate, v. i. (Physiol.) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cerebrate — index consider, deliberate, muse, ponder, reason (conclude), reflect (ponder), study … Law dictionary
cerebrate — [ser′ə brāt΄] vi. cerebrated, cerebrating [< L cerebrum (see CEREBELLUM) + ATE1] to use one s brain; think cerebration n … English World dictionary
cerebrate — intransitive verb ( brated; brating) Etymology: back formation from cerebration, from cerebrum Date: 1915 to use the mind ; think • cerebration noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
cerebrate — cerebration, n. cerebrational, adj. /ser euh brayt /, v.i., v.t., cerebrated, cerebrating. to use the mind; think or think about. [1870 75; back formation from cerebration. See CEREBRUM, ATION] * * * … Universalium
cerebrate — verb To think or cogitate; especially so as to make inferences or decisions or to solve problems … Wiktionary
cerebrate — cer·e·brate ser ə .brāt vi, brat·ed; brat·ing to use the mind cer·e·bra·tion .ser ə brā shən n … Medical dictionary
cerebrate — v. think, use the brain, use the mind … English contemporary dictionary
cerebrate — cer·e·brate … English syllables
cerebrate — cer•e•brate [[t]ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt[/t]] v. i. brat•ed, brat•ing to use the mind; think • Etymology: 1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, ation cer e•bra′tion, n. cer e•bra′tion•al, adj … From formal English to slang