December 11, 2017
meditate (verb)
\MED-uh-tayt\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
1 a : to consider or think over carefully : contemplate b : to spend time in quiet thinking : reflect2 : intend, plan
How do you use it?
"Here I meditated nothing but my escape, and what method I might take to effect it, but found no way that had the least probability in it . . . " (Daniel Defoe, _Robinson Crusoe_)
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"Meditate," "ponder," "muse," and "ruminate" all mean to consider or examine attentively or deliberately. "Meditate" implies a definite focusing of your thoughts on something in order to understand it deeply, as in "meditating on the meaning of life." "Ponder" implies carefully weighing a problem or thinking about a matter for a long time, even without reaching a conclusion, as in "pondering their next course of action." "Muse" suggests daydreaming often about a pleasant recollection or experience, as in "musing over childhood memories." "Ruminate" implies thinking over the same matter again and again, as in "ruminating on how the team could have done better."
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