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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 ?
So I drifted for three days, eating and drinking sparingly, and meditating upon all that had happened to me,--not desiring very greatly then to see men again.
This was Governor Shirley, meditating upon matters of war and state, in Grandfather's chair!
Toby's animating 'come on' again sounded in my ears, and dreading to lose all confidence in myself if I remained meditating upon the step, I once more gazed down to assure myself of the relative bearing of the tree and my own position, and then closing my eyes and uttering one comprehensive ejaculation of prayer, I inclined myself over towards the abyss, and after one breathless instant fell with a crash into the tree, the branches snapping and cracking with my weight, as I sunk lower and lower among them, until I was stopped by coming in contact with a sturdy limb.
Sally did not reply for a minute or two, and Philip looked at her curiously: it might be thought that she was meditating upon what her mother had said, and on the other hand she might be thinking of the man in the moon.
Number Thirteen did not know, of course, but the idea obtruded itself, and had sufficient weight to cause him to remain seated upon the edge of the bed meditating upon the act he contemplated.
I sat for hours cross-legged, and cross-tempered, upon my silks meditating upon the queer freaks chance plays upon us poor devils of mortals.
by her urging) drawn up and signed, Sheldon paced up and down for a full hour, meditating upon how many different kinds of a fool he had made of himself.
At the time I was walking in the public gardens, and meditating upon the fact that not only had I still some fifty olden in my possession, but also I had fully paid up my hotel bill three days ago.
As I had sat meditating upon the future my eyes had been riveted upon the port-hole which was just level with them as I sat.
As Secretary,' repeated Mr Boffin, meditating upon the word; 'I no more know that I may ever want a Secretary, or what not, than I do that I shall ever be in want of the man in the moon.