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meditate

med·i·tate

meditate

 
 
pronunciation:
me di teIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: meditated, meditates, meditating
definition 1: to think calmly, deeply, and at length; contemplate, muse, or ponder (sometimes fol. by on or upon).
He meditated about her complex relationship with him.
 
synonyms:
contemplate, muse, ponder, ruminate
similar words:
brood, chew, cogitate, concentrate, mull, reflect, study, think
definition 2: to engage in a disciplined act of self-forgetful concentration, often under the guidance of a religious rule or master.
She meditates regularly as part of the Zen discipline.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to intend or plan; think about doing or accomplishing.
The slave meditated his master's death.
synonyms:
contemplate
similar words:
cogitate, intend, plan, ponder
derivations: meditatingly (adv.), meditator (n.)
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