Meaningful to nonsensical

cogent
(adj)
COH-jǝnt
Meaning

convincing

1st Sample Sentence

His lawyer's arguments were not cogent enough to convince the judge.

Root

com (together)#agere (to drive) (Latin)

Synonyms

apposite, cogent, germane, pertinent

Mnemonics

Cogent - Gent - Gentleman - Gentleman always uses fine-toned words to convince others. Gentleman's convincing manners convinces anybody. co+agent. cooperative agents make congent suggestions. CO & GENT, two men (gents) joining together (co) in a team to persuade you, will be more 'powerfully persuasive' than just one gent. cogent - gent - a gentle person is always the right person to convince others.