meditate

meditate
I. v. a.
1.
Plan, contrive, devise, scheme, concoct, intend, purpose, design.
2.
Contemplate, study, chew, ruminate, think on, reflect upon, revolve in the mind, turn over in the mind, dwell intently upon, chew the cud upon.
II. v. n.
Muse, ponder, think, cogitate, ruminate, study, contemplate, reflect, rack, beat, or cudgel one's brains, collect one's thoughts, advise with one's pillow.

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  • Meditate — Med i*tate, v. t. 1. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study. Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things. Ecclus. xiv. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meditate — Med i*tate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Meditated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Meditating}.] [L. meditatus, p. p. of meditari to meditate; cf. Gr. ? to learn, E. mind.] To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to dwell on anything in thought; to think… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meditate — ► VERB 1) focus one s mind for a time for spiritual purposes or for relaxation. 2) (meditate on/about) think carefully about. ORIGIN Latin meditari contemplate , related to METE(Cf. ↑mete) …   English terms dictionary

  • meditate — [med′ə tāt΄] vt. meditated, meditating [< L meditatus, pp. of meditari, to meditate: for base see MEDICAL] 1. Rare to reflect upon; study; ponder 2. to plan or intend vi. 1. to think deeply and continuously; reflect; muse 2. to engage …   English World dictionary

  • meditate — index concentrate (pay attention), deliberate, muse, ponder, reflect (ponder), study Burton s Lega …   Law dictionary

  • meditate on — index brood, consider Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meditate — (v.) 1580s, to ponder, back formation from MEDITATION (Cf. meditation), or else from L. meditatus, pp. of meditari (see MEDITATION (Cf. meditation)). Related: Meditated; meditating …   Etymology dictionary

  • meditate — *ponder, muse, ruminate Analogous words: contemplate, *consider, study, weigh: reflect, reason, speculate, deliberate, *think, cogitate: examine, inspect, *scrutinize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • meditate — [v] contemplate brood over, cogitate, consider, deliberate, design, devise, dream, entertain idea*, figure, have in mind*, intend, moon*, mull over, muse, plan, ponder, purpose, put on thinking cap*, puzzle over, reflect, revolve, roll, ruminate …   New thesaurus

  • meditate — v. 1) to meditate deeply 2) (D; intr.) to meditate on, upon * * * [ medɪteɪt] upon (D; intr.) to meditate on to meditate deeply …   Combinatory dictionary

  • meditate — [c]/ˈmɛdəteɪt / (say meduhtayt) verb (meditated, meditating) –verb (i) 1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect: *I went out to swing in my hammock and meditate upon things in general. –miles franklin, 1901. 2. to discipline the mind so… …  

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