Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, mid 17th century
Form judgments by a process of logic.
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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This verb comes from the Latin word "ratiocinat," which means "deliberated; calculated."
Did you Know?
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.