meditate

[med-i-teyt]
verb (used without object), meditated, meditating.
1.
to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
2.
to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
verb (used with object), meditated, meditating.
3.
to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose: to meditate revenge.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin meditātus, past participle of meditārī to meditate, contemplate, plan

meditatingly, adverb
meditator, noun
unmeditated, adjective
unmeditating, adjective


1. ponder, muse; ruminate; cogitate, study, think. 3. contemplate, plan, devise, contrive.
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meditate (ˈmɛdɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  (intr; foll by on or upon) to think about something deeply
2.  (intr) to reflect deeply on spiritual matters, esp as a religious act: I make space to meditate every day
3.  (tr) to plan, consider, or think of doing (something)
 
[C16: from Latin meditārī to reflect upon]
 
'meditative
 
adj
 
'meditatively
 
adv
 
'meditativeness
 
n
 
'meditator
 
n

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meditate
c.1580, to ponder, from L. meditat-, pp. stem of meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditating.
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Example sentences
Powers opts to meditate on the project of memorializing.
Ideally, the ministers would then meditate over the summer on what they have
  lost-and he could then ask for a final push.
People who meditate regularly feel an enviable sense of calm.
With a few weeks to go, she was troubled by her inability to meditate.
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