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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 the Appendix of 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
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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
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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 ?
They were wandering all abroad, on precisely such a pilgrimage as a child often meditates, to the world's end, with perhaps a sixpence and a biscuit in his pocket.
Those,'' replied Essex, ``who are specially careless of their own welfare, are seldom remarkably attentive to that of others But let us haste to the castle, for Richard meditates punishing some of the subordinate members of the conspiracy, though he has pardoned their principal.
He meditates a revolt, raises an army, and makes an attempt to seize upon the author.
For an instant, as rapid as the lightning's flash, her eyes had that lucidity, devoid of mind, which we admire in the eye of birds; then passing her hand across her brow with the keen expression of one who meditates, she contemplated the living memory of a past scene spread before her, and, turning quickly to Philippe, she SAW HIM.
Sire, the usurper is arming three ships, he meditates some project, which, however mad, is yet, perhaps, terrible.
Perhaps, though, such impulses are seldom altogether bad; perhaps Reason, by a process as brief as quiet, a process that is finished ere felt, has ascertained the sanity of the deed Instinct meditates, and feels justified in remaining passive while it is performed.
These words pronounced, the lieutenant resumed his place in his fauteuil, stretched his legs and closed his eyes, like a man who either sleeps or meditates.
Grimaud, as we have said, had entered D'Artagnan's apartment, had seated himself upon a joint-stool near the door, like a man who meditates profoundly; then, rising, he made a sign to D'Artagnan to follow him.
He is about thirty or thirty-five, I think, and he meditates writing a novel.
But his feeling goes beyond the mere physical and emotional delight of Chaucer and the Elizabethans; for him Nature is a direct manifestation of the Divine Power, which seems to him to be everywhere immanent in her; and communion with her, the communion into which he enters as he walks and meditates among the mountains and moors, is to him communion with God.
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.
You had all gone to rest, and left old Grandfather to meditate alone in his great chair.