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
However, sleep does not come naturally, usually meditating or a simple walk
  would help soothe the stress.
They also start meditating on their place in history.
He is meditating, but he does not look especially beatific.
Imagine that driving across town, you've fallen into a reverie, meditating on
  lost loves or calculating your next tax payments.
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