cerebrate

Cerebrate is a fancy, old-fashioned way to say "ponder" or "think really hard." When you're completing the essay section of a test, you should leave yourself enough time to cerebrate before you start writing.

If you love to cerebrate, you may want to be a philosopher some day, spending your time thinking and reasoning about various subjects. This verb comes from cerebration, or "the thought process." You need a high-functioning brain in order to cerebrate well, and it's no coincidence: the Latin root is cerebrum, or "brain."

Definitions of cerebrate
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v use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Synonyms:
cogitate, think
Types:
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puzzle over
try to solve
rationalise, rationalize
think rationally; employ logic or reason
think
have or formulate in the mind
philosophise, philosophize
reason philosophically
brainstorm
try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it
chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
reflect deeply on a subject
reason
think logically
conclude, reason, reason out
decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
evaluate, judge, pass judgment
form a critical opinion of
contemplate, meditate, study
think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
plan
make plans for something
associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in
make a logical or causal connection
center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet
direct one's attention on something
devote, give, pay
dedicate
think about
have on one's mind, think about actively
think
ponder; reflect on, or reason about
think
decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting
absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep
devote (oneself) fully to
remember
exercise, or have the power of, memory
rationalise away, rationalize away
substitute a natural for a supernatural explanation of
premeditate
think or reflect beforehand or in advance
theologise, theologize
make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect
reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
theorize
form or construct theories
theorize
construct a theory about
ratiocinate
reason methodologically and logically
induce
reason or establish by induction
deduce, deduct, derive, infer
reason by deduction; establish by deduction
calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, figure, reckon, work out
make a mathematical calculation or computation
syllogise, syllogize
reason by syllogisms
categorise, categorize
place into or assign to a category
grade, order, place, range, rank, rate
assign a rank or rating to
stand
have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
approve
judge to be right or commendable; think well of
disapprove
consider bad or wrong
schedule
plan for an activity or event
choose
see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way
prejudge
judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence
appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
reappraise
appraise anew
bethink
consider or ponder something carefully
reject
refuse to accept or acknowledge
accept
consider or hold as true
believe, conceive, consider, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge
cogitate
consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
chart
plan in detail
project, propose
present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
compose, draw up, frame
make up plans or basic details for
plot
plan secretly, usually something illegal
scheme
devise a system or form a scheme for
designate, destine, intend, specify
design or destine
direct, engineer, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize
plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
lay out
provide a detailed plan or design
calculate, count on, estimate, figure, forecast, reckon
judge to be probable
interrelate
place into a mutual relationship
correlate
bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation
identify
conceive of as united or associated
free-associate
associate freely
feel, find
come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
anticipate, expect
regard something as probable or likely
recall
cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
think
focus one's attention on a certain state
mind
be concerned with or about something or somebody
ascribe, assign, attribute, impute
attribute or credit to
have in mind, mean, think of
intend to refer to
consider, deal, look at, take
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
assign, attribute
decide as to where something belongs in a scheme
schedule
make a schedule; plan the time and place for events
disapprove, reject
deem wrong or inappropriate
adjudge, declare, hold
declare to be
critique, review
appraise critically
question, wonder
place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
speculate
talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
deduce, infer
conclude by reasoning; in logic
gather
conclude from evidence
extrapolate, generalise, generalize, infer
draw from specific cases for more general cases
puzzle
be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
zoom in
examine closely; focus one's attention on
consider, study
give careful consideration to
hear, listen, take heed
listen and pay attention
fail
judge unacceptable
pass
accept or judge as acceptable
essay, examine, prove, test, try, try out
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

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