AskDefine | Define cogent

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cogent adj
1 having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments" [syn: potent, powerful]
2 powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: telling, weighty]

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  • a UK /ˈkəʊ.dʒn̩t/ 1=/"k@U.dZn=t/


  1. Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence.
  2. Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning.
  3. Forcefully persuasive.

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Reasonable and convincing; based on evidence
Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning
Forcefully persuasive
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