1. Compelling, in a physical sense; powerful. [Obs.]
The cogent force of nature. --Prior.
2. Having the power to compel conviction or move the will; constraining; conclusive; forcible; powerful; not easily reasisted.
No better nor more cogent reason. --Dr. H. More.
Proofs of the most cogent description. --Tyndall.
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.
adj 1: having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent
analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments" [syn: potent,
2: powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling
presentation"; "a weighty argument" [syn: telling, weighty]