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- convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling.
- to the point; relevant; pertinent.
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Origin of cogent
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Words for cogently
finally , forcefully , completely , definitely , energetically , adequately , dramatically , productively , efficaciously , excellently , conclusively , capably , cogently , effectually , expertly , persuasively , tellingly
Examples from the Web for cogently
Contemporary Examples of cogently
Reihan Salam cogently argues federalism is on the wrong path due to powerful incentives tied to federal funding.Federalism? Nah, Let DC Pay for It
February 7, 2013
The thumbs-up, thumbs-down nature of politics and media impedes our collective ability to cogently address what is going on.Jobs Report Shows Unemployment Steady, but There’s Underlying Trouble
March 9, 2012
Historical Examples of cogently
It is somewhere, he cogently reflected and, taking a pencil, set to work.The Paliser case
He reasons, too, clearly and cogently; and writes in a limpid and flowing style.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum
Now he could show her how cogently and comprehensively he could answer a logical question.The Venus Trap
Evelyn E. Smith
The reasons that prevailed against attempting Mitchel’s rescue, Doheny cogently states.The Felon's Track
This theory is most cogently presented by Mr. Tylor, and is confirmed by examples chosen from his wide range of reading.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
- compelling belief or assent; forcefully convincing
Word Origin for cogent
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1650s, from French cogent “necessary, urgent” (14c.), from Latin cogentem (nominative cogens), present participle of cogere “to curdle; to compel; to collect,” literally “to drive together,” from com- “together” (see co- ) + agere “to drive” (see act (n.)).
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