from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing: synonym: valid.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Compelling by physical force; potent; irresistible by physical means.
- Compelling assent or conviction; appealing powerfully to the intellect or moral sense; not easily denied or refuted: as, a cogent reason or argument.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful.
- adjective Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.
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Reasonableand convincing; based on evidence.
Appealingto the intellector powersof reasoning.
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- adjective powerfully persuasive
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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You speak with a clear voice and in cogent paragraphs, and make a great case for our progressive causes.
Now that’s what I call a cogent argument reply thomas
Imagining a universe in which Seixon’s arguments are cogent is a cost-effective alternative to doing drugs … kinda like smoking Norwegian pot by proxy. see his responses pertaining to the downing street memo. btw, tripmaster, i almost went there in my post about wmds, but decided against it. somehow i just knew what his response was going to be.
Stephen Clark, those are not what I would call cogent legal arguments.
Professor Woodward dismisses me as "misinformed as well as uninformed about the relevant past," and yet relies entirely on my text in crafting a 2,500-word cogent summary, including quotes and descriptive scenes, of the personal and political history of Wallace and the Wallace family dating to Reconstruction.
Mr. Mahindra said support is growing within the Indian government to increase the investment limit and he said there is no "cogent" argument against it.
But I'm missing the kind of cogent argument that might give some teeth to your claim of having put sharp questions to your sparring partner.
This may not be "cogent" enough for Conventional Theology 101.
Holbrooke's flattery, though, did not deter Podesta, who kept insisting on some kind of cogent answer about objectives and metrics.
Ron English, Deputy General Counsel for Seattle Public Schools told me that Chris Jackins was selected because of his well established credentials as an informed critic of the school system and his ability, in the Distict's opinion, that he was well qualified to present "cogent" Statements Against.