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meditate

[ med-i-teyt ]
/ 藞m蓻d 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), med路i路tat路ed, med路i路tat路ing.
to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
verb (used with object), med路i路tat路ed, med路i路tat路ing.
to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose: to meditate revenge.
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Origin of meditate

1550鈥60; <Latin medit膩tus, past participle of medit膩r墨 to meditate, contemplate, plan

OTHER WORDS FROM meditate

med路i路tat路ing路ly, adverbmed路i路ta路tor, nounun路med路i路tat路ed, adjectiveun路med路i路tat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meditate

meditate
/ (藞m蓻d瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
(intr; foll by on or upon) to think about something deeply
(intr) to reflect deeply on spiritual matters, esp as a religious actI make space to meditate every day
(tr) to plan, consider, or think of doing (something)

Derived forms of meditate

meditative, adjectivemeditatively, adverbmeditativeness, nounmeditator, noun

Word Origin for meditate

C16: from Latin medit膩r墨 to reflect upon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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