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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Law dictionary

  • 7 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 meditate — UK [ˈmedɪteɪt] / US [ˈmedɪˌteɪt] verb Word forms meditate : present tense I/you/we/they meditate he/she/it meditates present participle meditating past tense meditated past participle meditated 1) [intransitive] to make your mind empty of… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 meditate — meditatingly, adv. meditator, n. /med i tayt /, v., meditated, meditating. v.i. 1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect. 2. to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.… …

    Universalium

  • 14 meditate — med|i|tate [ˈmedıteıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of meditari] 1.) to think seriously and deeply about something meditate on/upon ▪ She sat quietly, meditating on the day s events. 2.) [I] to spend time sitting in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 meditate — [[t]me̱dɪteɪt[/t]] meditates, meditating, meditated 1) VERB If you meditate on something, you think about it very carefully and deeply for a long time. [V on n] He meditated on the problem... [V on n] On the day her son began school, she… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 meditate — See contemplate. See contemplate, meditate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 meditate — Synonyms and related words: be abstracted, brood, brood over, cerebrate, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, con over, conceive, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, design, devise, digest, envisage,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 meditate — 01. Anne likes to [meditate] for ten minutes every evening in order to relax. 02. The Buddha showed us that [meditation] is the key to enlightenment. 03. He has been [meditating] on the problem for a couple of days now. 04. She practices yoga and …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 meditate — med|i|tate [ medı,teıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive to make your mind empty of thoughts or to concentrate on only one thing, in order to relax or as a religious exercise 2. ) intransitive or transitive to think about something carefully for a long… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 meditate — verb 1》 focus one s mind for a period of time for spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation. 2》 (often meditate on/upon) think carefully about something. Derivatives meditative adjective meditatively adverb meditativeness noun meditator… …

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