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Ratiocinate

[rash-ee-OH-sin-ate]

Part of speech: verb

Origin: Latin, mid 17th century

1.

Form judgments by a process of logic.

2.

Reason.

Examples of Ratiocinate in a sentence

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

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

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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 building your vocabulary and discovering the meaning behind words — which means you are practicing ratiocination right now.

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