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 (such 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.
Recent Examples of meditate from the Web
Participants will learn tribal dancing, do a bit of yoga, sit by a fire and meditate.
Those who use other ways to recharge (exercise, meditating, hobbies, nature interaction, etc.)
In the mornings, both Jay and Alison try to find time to meditate.
Released barely two weeks after welcoming twins with Bey, Jay spends 4:44 meditating on his fame, wealth and experience as a black man in America.
One still can’t sweat, meditate, dance, or kick box to the same degree over the internet.
The cameras glide and zoom while the anchor remains seated, meditating, eyes trained on the two thin stacks of papers on his desk, while occasionally jotting a note.
A new Pilates studio in Brentwood, early morning yoga at a Santa Monica bar, a day-long retreat in downtown Los Angeles and thousands of people meditating in a local park: Put these on your schedule this week.
Some people meditate by doing yoga or deep-breathing exercises, but Laguna Woods resident Phil Foreman rides his bicycle – at considerable distances.
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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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