• Cog Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To deceive; to cheat; to play false; to lie; to wheedle; to cajole.
  2. (n.) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.
  3. (n.) A small fishing boat.
  4. (n.) A tooth, cam, or catch for imparting or receiving motion, as on a gear wheel, or a lifter or wiper on a shaft; originally, a separate piece of wood set in a mortise in the face of a wheel.
  5. (n.) A trick or deception; a falsehood.
  6. (n.) A kind of tenon on the end of a joist, received into a notch in a bearing timber, and resting flush with its upper surface.
  7. (v. t.) To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.
  8. (n.) A tenon in a scarf joint; a coak.
  9. (v. t.) To furnish with a cog or cogs.
  10. (v. t.) To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off.


• Cogency Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The quality of being cogent; power of compelling conviction; conclusiveness; force.

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