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med·i·tate

 (mĕd′ĭ-tāt′)
v. med·i·tat·ed, med·i·tat·ing, med·i·tates
v.intr.
1.
a. To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
b. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
c. To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer.
2. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.
v.tr.
1. To engage in meditation regarding (a religious mystery, for example).
2. To plan in the mind; intend: "Are you really serious in meditating a dance at Netherfield?" (Jane Austen).

[Latin meditārī, meditāt-; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

med′i·ta′tor n.

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]
ˈmeditative adj
ˈmeditatively adv
ˈmeditativeness n
ˈmediˌtator n

med•i•tate

(ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt)

v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.i.
1. to engage in thought or contemplation.
v.t.
2. to plan in the mind; intend.
[1550–60; < Latin meditātus, past participle of meditārī to contemplate, plan]

meditate


Past participle: meditated
Gerund: meditating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
I was meditating
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would meditate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.meditate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
theologise, theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect - reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
wonder, question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
2.meditate - think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposesmeditate - think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

meditate

verb reflect, think, consider, contemplate, deliberate, muse, ponder, ruminate, cogitate, be in a brown study I was meditating, and reached a higher state of consciousness.
meditate on something consider, study, contemplate, ponder, reflect on, mull over, think over, chew over, deliberate on, weigh, turn something over in your mind He meditated on the problem.

meditate

verb
Translations
يَتَأمَّل، يُفَكِّر مليّاًيَسْتَغْرِق في التَّأمُّل
meditovatuvažovat
grublemeditere
meditál
hugleiîaíhuga
kontempliatyvusmąsliaimąslusmeditacijamedituoti
apcerētmeditēt
meditovať
derin derin düşünmektefekküre/düşünceye dalmak

meditate

[ˈmedɪteɪt]
A. VI (= think) → reflexionar, meditar (on sobre) (spiritually) → meditar
B. VTmeditar

meditate

[ˈmɛdɪteɪt] viméditer
to meditate on sth → méditer sur qch

meditate

vt to meditate revengeauf Rache sinnen (liter)
vinachdenken (→ upon, on über +acc); (Rel, Philos) → meditieren

meditate

[ˈmɛdɪˌteɪt]
1. vi to meditate (on or about)meditare (su)
2. vtmeditare

meditate

(ˈmediteit) verb
1. to think deeply. He was meditating on his troubles.
2. to spend short, regular periods in deep (especially religious) thought. He meditates twice a day.
ˌmediˈtation noun
ˈmeditative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
thoughtful. a meditative mood.
ˈmeditatively adverb

meditate

vi meditar
References in classic literature ?
If Mademoiselle was a Catholic, she would find true comfort, but as that is not to be, it would be well if you went apart each day to meditate and pray, as did the good mistress whom I served before Madame.
I now began to meditate an escape, and carefully avoided their suspicions, continuing with them at Old Chelicothe until the first day of June following, and then was taken by them to the salt springs on Sciotha, and kept there, making salt, ten days.
The woman opened to him the door of a little parlor, covered with a rag carpet, where stood a table with a very shining black oil-cloth, sundry lank, high-backed wood chairs, with some plaster images in resplendent colors on the mantel-shelf, above a very dimly-smoking grate; a long hard-wood settle extended its uneasy length by the chimney, and here Haley sat him down to meditate on the instability of human hopes and happiness in general.
When ye know that I meditate a thing incon- venient, or that hath a peril in it, why do you not warn me to cease from that project?
I swear that I meditate no harm: I don't desire to cause any disturbance, or to exasperate or insult Mr.
I sat down in a great chair upon the hearth to meditate on my happiness; and had enjoyed the contemplation of it for some time, when I found a likeness of Miss Dartle looking eagerly at me from above the chimney-piece.
The place where the traveller found himself seemed unpropitious for obtaining either shelter or refreshment, and he was likely to be reduced to the usual expedient of knights-errant, who, on such occasions, turned their horses to graze, and laid themselves down to meditate on their lady-mistress, with an oak-tree for a canopy.
If such men will make a firm and solemn pause, and meditate dispassionately on the importance of this interesting idea; if they will contemplate it in all its attitudes, and trace it to all its consequences, they will not hesitate to part with trivial objections to a Constitution, the rejection of which would in all probability put a final period to the Union.
For the moment, they were chattering with parrots of all colours, and grave cockatoos, who seemed to meditate upon some philosophical problem, whilst brilliant red lories passed like a piece of bunting carried away by the breeze, papuans, with the finest azure colours, and in all a variety of winged things most charming to behold, but few eatable.
smiling, "is a thing very easy to meditate, but more difficult to conduct to an end, inasmuch as, re-established so recently on the throne of our ancestors, we have our eyes open at once upon the past, the present, and the future.
The evening was spent chiefly in talking over Hertfordshire news, and telling again what had already been written; and when it closed, Elizabeth, in the solitude of her chamber, had to meditate upon Charlotte's degree of contentment, to understand her address in guiding, and composure in bearing with, her husband, and to acknowledge that it was all done very well.
The other seemed to meditate, yet he was more than half asleep.