cerebrate


to think

TRANSLATION

cerebrate = gründlich/intensiv über etwas nachdenken; grübeln

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“They somehow do not like, embrace or submit to, or otherwise do not regard, the positive feedback that the audience CEREBRATES about their playing.”

Tonit — Classical Guitar (29th October 2022)

“When you're completing the essay section of a test, you should leave yourself enough time to CEREBRATE before you start writing.”

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cerebrate
verb

- think deeply about something; ponder

- to use the mind; think; ponder; consider

Oxford Languages / Collins Dictionary


WORD ORIGIN

“Cerebrate" originated in the early 19th century from the Latin word for brain cerebrum. It contains the notion of deep thinking, contemplation, and meditation.

The cereb- root relates to the brain and the suffix -ate gives it the meaning "to make, to do" in this case the application of deep thought.


DEEP THINKING

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are on a camping trip.

In the middle of the night, Holmes nudges Watson awake, and says, "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

"I see millions of stars, my dear Holmes."

"And what do you infer from these stars?"

"Well, a number of things," Watson says, lighting his pipe...

“Astronomically, I observe that there are millions of galaxies and billions of stars and planets.”

“Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo.”

“Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three.”

“Meteorologically, I expect that the weather will be fine and clear.”

“Theologically, I see that God is all-powerful, and man, his creation, small and insignificant.”

What about you, Holmes?"

"Watson, you fool. Someone has stolen our tent!"


SYNONYMS

- for “think”:

abstract, analyze, ascertain, assess, brainstorm, causally connect, CEREBRATE, classify, cogitate, comprehend, conceptualize, conceive, conclude, consider, construe, contemplate, decipher, deduce, elucidate, envision, evaluate, extrapolate, figure out, hypothesize, meditate, mull (over), ponder, rack brain, rationalize, ratiocinate, reason, reflect, reframe, speculate, synthesize, theorize, think deeply (over, through), unravel, weigh, work out


SMUGGLE OWAD into a conversation, say something like:

“The subject of AI-ethics is something we’ll have to CEREBRATE seriously about in the coming years.”


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