Definition of meditate
1 : to engage in contemplation or reflection He meditated long and hard before announcing his decision.
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
1 : to focus one's thoughts on : reflect on or ponder over He was meditating his past achievements.
meditatorplay \-ˌtā-tər\ noun
Examples of meditate in a sentence
He meditates for an hour every morning.
I've been meditating a career change for months.
Origin and Etymology of meditate
Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari, frequentative of medēri to remedy — more at medical
First Known Use: 1560
Synonym Discussion of meditate
MEDITATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meditate for English Language Learners
: to spend time in quiet thought for religious purposes or relaxation
MEDITATE Defined for Kids
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