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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
meditate (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to engage in contemplation or reflection
2.
transitive verb
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
2.
to plan or project in the mind - intend purpose ponder
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
meditate (verb)
1.
to give serious and careful thought to
SYNONIMS:
chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)
RELATED WORDS:
muse (upon), reflect (on upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about over), dwell (on upon), fixate (on upon), fret (about over), obsess (about over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh ( pooh), reject
meditate (verb)
2.
to have in mind as a purpose or goal
SYNONIMS:
aim, allow, aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go, look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose
RELATED WORDS:
dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform
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