ratiocinate (rash-ē-ŎS-ə-nāt)


Definition (Verb) To reason; to carry out or form judgements by a process of logical reasoning. In Context "In any rigorous or narrow sense the voters are not highly rational; that is, most of them do not ratiocinate on the matter, e.g., to the extent that they do on the purchase of a car or a home." Peter Bachrach, Editor, Political Elites in a Democracy, 1971.