Definitions for cogentˈkoʊ dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•gentˈkoʊ dʒənt(adj.)

  1. convincing; believable.

  2. relevant; pertinent.

Origin of cogent:

1650–60; < L cōgent-, s. of cōgēns, prp. of cōgere to drive together =co-co - +agere to drive


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cogent, telling, weighty(adj)

    powerfully persuasive

    "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"


  1. cogent(Adjective)

    Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.

  2. cogent(Adjective)

    Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.

  3. cogent(Adjective)

    Forcefully persuasive.

    She presented a cogent argument, convincing her audience of the truth of her proposition.

  4. Origin: From cogens, present active participle of cogo, from co + ago.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cogent

    compelling, in a physical sense; powerful

  2. Cogent

    having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of an argument) convincing

cogent words; a cogent argument.

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