What does cogent mean?

Definitions for cogentˈkoʊ dʒənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cogent.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cogent

    kō′jent, adj. powerful: convincing.—ns. Cō′gence, Cō′gency, convincing power.—adv. Cō′gently. [L. cogĕre, co-, together, agĕre, to drive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cogent in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cogent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tina Fey:

    He’s so smart and his speech was so cogent.

  2. Lynda Westlund:

    He's unique. He's special. But ... he's very cogent.

Images & Illustrations of cogent

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Translations for cogent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مقنعArabic
  • състоятелен, достоверен, убедителенBulgarian
  • slagkraftig, overbevisendeDanish
  • überzeugend, schlagendGerman
  • πειστικόςGreek
  • inteligible, lógico, persuasivo, irrebatible, convencedor, irrefutable, convincenteSpanish
  • متقاعد کنندهPersian
  • järkiperäinen, järkevä, vakuuttavaFinnish
  • persuasif, irréfutable, cohérent, convaincant, logique, intelligibleFrench
  • làidirScottish Gaelic
  • intelligibile, persuasivo, logico, convincente, irrefutabile, coerente, inconfutabile, coherenteItalian
  • cogentesLatin
  • overtuigendDutch
  • убедительный, достоверныйRussian
  • övertygande, bindandeSwedish
  • mantıklı, ikna edici, inandırıcıTurkish
  • 切實Chinese

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