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meditate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of meditate

  1. 1 to give serious and careful thought to <I've been meditating a career change for months> Synonyms chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, ponder, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

  2. 2 to have in mind as a purpose or goal <had meditated a quick return to work after having the baby, but circumstances changed> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, intend, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform





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