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Definition of "meditate" []

  • To reflect on; contemplate. (verb-transitive)
  • To plan in the mind; intend: meditated a visit to her daughter. (verb-transitive)
  • Buddhism & Hinduism To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object. (verb-intransitive)
  • To engage in devotional contemplation, especially prayer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To think about something deeply (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To reflect deeply on spiritual matters, esp as a religious act (verb)
  • To plan, consider, or think of doing (something) (verb)

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Use "meditate" in a sentence
  • "Meditate: I use the word meditate metaphorically – everyone should meditate their own way."
  • "Meditate: I use the word meditate metaphorically - everyone should meditate their own way."
  • "Lyam asked Karal in a whisper, as Firesong went off to a remote corner of the Tower to brood-or as he called it, "meditate" - for the second time that day."