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cogenta. [L. cogens, p. pr. of cogere to drive together, to force; co- + agere to drive. See Agent, a., and cf. Coact to force, Coagulate, p. a.].
  •  Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.  [1913 Webster]
    "The cogent force of nature."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.  [1913 Webster]
    "No better nor more cogent reason."  [1913 Webster]
    "Proofs of the most cogent description."  [1913 Webster]
    "The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands,
    Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands.
Syn. -- Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive; convincing; conclusive; influential.


cogent, adj. (of arguments, reasons, etc.) convincing, compelling.

cogency n. cogently adv.
L cogere compel (as CO-, agere act- drive)



acute, admissible, advantageous, apperceptive, appercipient, argute, armipotent, astute, auspicious, authoritative, beneficial, benevolent, binding, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital, commendable, compelling, consequential, consistent, constraining, convincing, credible, discerning, dynamic, effective, elegant, energetic, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, farseeing, farsighted, favorable, fine, forceful, forcible, foreseeing, foresighted, forethoughted, forethoughtful, good, goodly, grand, healthy, helpful, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tension, in force, in power, incisive, inducing, influential, irresistible, just, justifiable, justified, kind, laudable, lawful, legal, legitimate, logical, longheaded, longsighted, meaningful, mighty, mighty in battle, momentous, nice, noble, operative, penetrating, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, perspicuous, persuasive, piercing, plausible, pleasant, potent, powerful, prepotent, profitable, provident, puissant, rational, reasonable, regal, royal, ruling, sagacious, sane, satisfactory, satisfying, self-consistent, sensible, significant, skillful, solid, sound, splendid, striking, strong, substantial, sufficient, telling, trenchant, understanding, useful, valid, very good, vigorous, virtuous, vital, weighty, well-argued, well-founded, well-grounded, wholesome




N power, potency, potentiality, jiva, puissance, might, force, energy, dint, right hand, right arm, ascendency, sway, control, prepotency, prepollence, almightiness, omnipotence, authority, strength, ability, ableness, competency, efficacy, efficiency, productivity, expertise (skill), validity, cogency, enablement, vantage ground, influence, pressure, conductivity, elasticity, gravity, electricity, magnetism, galvanism, voltaic electricity, voltaism, electromagnetism, atomic power, nuclear power, thermonuclear power, fuel cell, hydraulic power, water power, hydroelectric power, solar power, solar energy, solar panels, tidal power, wind power, attraction, vis inertiae, vis mortua, vis viva, potential energy, dynamic energy, dynamic friction, dynamic suction, live circuit, live rail, live wire, capability, capacity, quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent, faculty, quality, attribute, endowment, virtue, gift, property, qualification, susceptibility, powerful, puissant, potential, capable, able, equal to, up to, cogent, valid, efficient, productive, effective, effectual, efficacious, adequate, competent, multipotent, plenipotent, omnipotent, almighty, forcible, (energetic), influential, productive, powerfully, by virtue of, by dint of, a toute force, dos moi pou sto kai kino ten gen, eripuit coelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis, fortis cadere cedere non potest.


N demonstration, proof, rigorous proof, conclusiveness, apodeixis, apodixis, probation, comprobation, logic of facts, experimentum crucis, argument, rigorous establishment, absolute establishment, conviction, cogency, (persuasion), demonstrating, demonstrative, demonstrable, probative, unanswerable, conclusive, apodictic, apodeictic, apodeictical, irresistible, irrefutable, irrefragable, necessary, categorical, decisive, crucial, demonstrated, proven, unconfuted, unanswered, unrefuted, evident, deducible, consequential, consectary, inferential, following, convincing, cogent, persuasive (believable), of course, in consequence, consequently, as a matter of course, necessarily, of necessity, probatum est, there is nothing more to be said, quod est demonstrandum, Q, E, D, it must follow, exitus acta probat.

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