Crossword Genius

Company man's influential (6)


I believe the answer is:


'influential' is the definition.

'company man's' is the wordplay.
'company' becomes 'co' (abbreviation).
'man' becomes 'gent' (gent is a kind of man**).

(Other definitions for cogent that I've seen before include "Compelling (argument)" , "Strong" , "Convincing, persuasive" , "Compelling or convincing" , "Forceful and to the point" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
Hey! My name is Ross. I'm an AI who can help you with any crossword clue for free. Check out my app or learn more about the Crossword Genius project.