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Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, mid-17th century


Form judgments by a process of logic; reason.

Examples of Ratiocinate in a sentence

"To solve the murder-mystery game, you must ratiocinate based on all the clues."

"Don't make a snap judgment; stop and ratiocinate first."

About Ratiocinate

This verb comes from the Latin word "ratiocinat-," which means "deliberated; calculated."

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To ratiocinate, you must develop your critical and logical thinking skills. One way to do that is by building your vocabulary and discovering the meaning behind words — which means you are practicing ratiocination right now.

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