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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
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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 ?
When Jurgis started slowly across the street toward him, he gave a quick glance about, meditating retreat, but then he concluded to stand his ground.
Not a chicken or turkey or duck in the barn-yard but looked grave when they saw her approaching, and seemed evidently to be reflecting on their latter end; and certain it was that she was always meditating on trussing, stuffing and roasting, to a degree that was calculated to inspire terror in any reflecting fowl living.
He sat long with his elbows on his knees and his chin in his hands, meditating.
Emma's eyes were instantly withdrawn; and she sat silently meditating, in a fixed attitude, for a few minutes.
As I was meditating on this discovery, a little girl, followed by her attendant, came running up the lawn.
SOMETIMES, while meditating on these things in solitude, I've got up in a sudden terror, and put on my bonnet to go see how all was at the farm.
Cruncher, and sullenly holding her in conversation that she might be prevented from meditating any petitions to his disadvantage.
After dinner, when we were sitting by the fire, and I was meditating an escape to Peggotty without having the hardihood to slip away, lest it should offend the master of the house, a coach drove up to the garden-gate and he went out to receive the visitor.
Joe got off with half a pint; but was made to swallow that (much to his disturbance, as he sat slowly munching and meditating before the fire), "because he had had a turn.
He remembered no mention of the weaver between them since the time, twelve years ago, when it was their boyish sport to deride him; and, besides, his imagination constantly created an alibi for Dunstan: he saw him continually in some congenial haunt, to which he had walked off on leaving Wildfire--saw him sponging on chance acquaintances, and meditating a return home to the old amusement of tormenting his elder brother.
The three were silent for some seconds after this: Agatha meditating, Gertrude moody, Jane vacant and restless.
Just while I was meditating, a puff came, caught the HISPANIOLA, and forced her up into the current; and to my great joy, I felt the hawser slacken in my grasp, and the hand by which I held it dip for a second under water.