Cogent

Co"gent

(?), a. [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.] 1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.]
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The cogent force of nature.
Prior.
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2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.
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No better nor more cogent reason.
Dr. H. More.
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Proofs of the most cogent description.
Tyndall.
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The tongue whose strains were cogent as commands,
Revered at home, and felt in foreign lands.
Cowper.

Syn. -- Forcible; powerful; potent; urgent; strong; persuasive; convincing; conclusive; influential.
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