Meditate



[med-i-teyt] /ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪt/

verb (used without object), meditated, meditating.
1.
to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
2.
to engage in , devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
verb (used with object), meditated, meditating.
3.
to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose:
to meditate revenge.
/ˈmɛdɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive; foll by on or upon) to think about something deeply
2.
(intransitive) to reflect deeply on spiritual matters, esp as a religious act: I make space to meditate every day
3.
(transitive) to plan, consider, or think of doing (something)
v.

1580s, “to ponder,” back-formation from meditation, or else from Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditated; meditating.

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