verb (used without object), med·i·tat·ed, med·i·tat·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·i·tat·ed, med·i·tat·ing.
to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose: to meditate revenge.
Pore Over vs. Pour OverSince pour is a common word and sounds identical to pore, many English speakers use the verb pour in the verb phrase pore over meaning “to meditate or ponder intently.”
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Origin of meditate
1550–60; < Latin meditātus, past participle of meditārī to meditate, contemplate, plan
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(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)
Word Origin for meditate
C16: from Latin meditārī to reflect upon
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