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meditate

meditate

verb med·i·tate \ˈme-də-ˌtāt\

: to spend time in quiet thought for religious purposes or relaxation

med·i·tat·edmed·i·tat·ing

Full Definition of MEDITATE

intransitive verb
1
:  to engage in contemplation or reflection
2
:  to engage in mental exercise (as concentration on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra) for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness
transitive verb
1
:  to focus one's thoughts on :  reflect on or ponder over
2
:  to plan or project in the mind :  intend, purpose
med·i·ta·tor \-ˌtā-tər\ noun

Examples of MEDITATE

  1. He meditates for an hour every morning.
  2. <I've been meditating a career change for months.>

Origin of MEDITATE

Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari, frequentative of medēri to remedy — more at medical
First Known Use: 1560

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