• WordNet 3.6
    • v cerebrate use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Cerebrate (Physiol) To exhibit mental activity; to have the brain in action.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cerebrate To have the brain in action; exhibit brain-action. Also cerebrize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Cerebrate to show brain action
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  • Ursula K. Le Guin
    “He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.”
  • Dr. Frederick Tilney
    Dr. Frederick Tilney
    “We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.


In literature:

Cerebral congestion now and then occurs.
"Manhood Perfectly Restored" by Unknown
These are, therefore, known as cerebral nerves.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Their high I Q is only an index of their extraordinary cerebral endowment.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Does it exercise any action on these intra-cerebral functions?
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Is it not possible that one of the imperceptible keys of the cerebral finger-board has been paralyzed in me?
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Unconscious cerebration; do you understand?
"Vesty of the Basins" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
I had need of all my cerebral hygiene during that day's paddle: the old devotee stuck in my throat sorely.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What was the cerebral treachery that defied his own vigilance?
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
And in complex voluntary movements the central nervous mechanism is under the control of the higher cerebral centers.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Headache is neither a mark of intellectuality, nor, with rare exceptions, a sign of cerebral disturbance.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson

In news:

Middle School wrestler Justin Kievit's coach asked him to lose a match to a competitor from another school, Jared Stevens, who has cerebral palsy.
Man jailed for mocking girl with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral grooves from beat maker Radius.
Boy with cerebral palsy gets all-terrain wheelchair.
Teen with cerebral palsy wins homecoming, then walks.
A Florida teenager with cerebral palsy received a special honor when he was crowned homecoming king last Friday night.
High school senior with cerebral palsy crowned homecoming king, then walks for first time.
PORT ST LUCIE, Fla.- A South Florida high school senior with cerebral palsy got a special homecoming surprise over the weekend as he was crowned king.
A student with cerebral palsy becomes homecoming king at St Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St Lucie, Florida.
Daniel Day-Lewis' Acting Is "Superb" in " Cerebral Drama".
A Maryland teenager with cerebral palsy who lost an eye when a fellow student allegedly threw a book at her face will get $55,000 from the city of Baltimore under a settlement approved by the City Board of Estimates.
The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy is suing a Tulsa transportation agency after a driver allegedly sexually assaulted her daughter on a bus.
Mother of Woman with Cerebral Palsy Sues Transit Authority After Alleged Assault on Tulsa Bus.
Firefighters help make wish come true for boy with cerebral palsy.
He made it up and down easily, his cerebral palsy not an obstacle for him on the large, wide, firetruck-red steps as he held the railing.

In science:

The problems of this nature are of interest in diffusion tensor imaging, a brain imaging technique based on measuring the diffusion tensor at discrete locations in the cerebral white matter, where the diffusion of water molecules is typically anisotropic.
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
Keywords and phrases: cerebrovascular disorders, cerebral infarction, stroke, coronary, epidemiological methods, estrogen, heart disease, hormone replacement, myocardial infarction.
Statistical adjustment for a measure of healthy lifestyle doesn't yield the truth about hormone therapy
Evans. A unified statistical approach for determining significant signals in images of cerebral activation.
Random fields and the geometry of Wiener space
Hartl R., Schurer L., Schmid-Schonbein G. W. and del Zoppo G. J. (1996) Experimental antileukocyte interventions in cerebral ischemia. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Iadecola C. and Ross M. E. (1997) Molecular pathology of cerebral ischemia: delayed gene expression and strategies for neuroprotection.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats