- to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
- to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
- to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose: to meditate revenge.
Origin of meditate
1550–60; < Latin meditātus, past participle of meditārī to meditate, contemplate, plan
Synonyms for meditate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- (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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper