Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To use the power of reason; think. See Synonyms at think.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To think or cogitate; especially so as to make inferences or decisions or to solve problems.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To have the brain in action; exhibit brain-action. Also cerebrize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Etymologies

Back-formation from cerebration, act of thinking, from Latin cerebrum, brain; see cerebrum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cerebrum ("brain"); likely Back-formation from cerebration. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The cerebrate was a leader, a strategist, not a fighter.

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  • I guess politics never stops even when we cerebrate the life of a crucial in our history.

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  • They argue, that the states have the power to regulate the particulars of licensing a religous ceremony that alters the legal status of the folk involved, they cerebrate a court overturning the peoples will on the basis of federal law - in this case the law.

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  • Al Jazeera removed all the comments including mine exposing their spin when questioned since when Muslim cerebrate Christmas?

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  • Thanks for keeping up the amusing blog and encouraging UU's to actually look at one another while they cerebrate!

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  • The second cerebrate lifted its front end toward the archway and, responding to its mental commands, the lesser zerg pulled away from the cocoon and charged toward the Terrans.

    Queen of Blades

  • It was the other cerebrate, Daggoth, the one that in his dreams had given Kerrigan the use of his warriors for her assault on the Amerigo.

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  • The other cerebrate hunched closer to the strange pulsing oblong, like a protective mother warily circling her prize egg.

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  • Then the Overmind summoned it as well, and the cerebrate called its brood together, linking them tightly for travel through the warp.

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  • “I would speak with you, o Zasz of the cerebrate.”

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