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  • 1meditate upon — index devote, focus, weigh Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2meditate — [c]/ˈmɛdəteɪt / (say meduhtayt) verb (meditated, meditating) –verb (i) 1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect: *I went out to swing in my hammock and meditate upon things in general. –miles franklin, 1901. 2. to discipline the mind so… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 3meditate — Synonyms and related words: be abstracted, brood, brood over, cerebrate, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, con over, conceive, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, design, devise, digest, envisage,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 4Meditate — Med i*tate, v. t. 1. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study. Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things. Ecclus. xiv. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5meditate on/upon — [phrasal verb] meditate on/upon (something) : to think about (something) carefully She meditated on whether or not to return to school. He was meditating upon the meaning of life. • • • Main Entry: ↑meditate …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6meditate — [med′ə tāt΄] vt. meditated, meditating [< L meditatus, pp. of meditari, to meditate: for base see MEDICAL] 1. Rare to reflect upon; study; ponder 2. to plan or intend vi. 1. to think deeply and continuously; reflect; muse 2. to engage …

    English World dictionary

  • 7meditate — v. 1) to meditate deeply 2) (D; intr.) to meditate on, upon * * * [ medɪteɪt] upon (D; intr.) to meditate on to meditate deeply …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8meditate — UK [ˈmedɪteɪt] / US [ˈmedɪˌteɪt] verb Word forms meditate : present tense I/you/we/they meditate he/she/it meditates present participle meditating past tense meditated past participle meditated 1) [intransitive] to make your mind empty of… …

    English dictionary

  • 9meditate — med|i|tate [ˈmedıteıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of meditari] 1.) to think seriously and deeply about something meditate on/upon ▪ She sat quietly, meditating on the day s events. 2.) [I] to spend time sitting in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10meditate — med|i|tate [ medı,teıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive to make your mind empty of thoughts or to concentrate on only one thing, in order to relax or as a religious exercise 2. ) intransitive or transitive to think about something carefully for a long… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11meditate on/upon — think carefully about something. → meditate …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12meditate — verb 1》 focus one s mind for a period of time for spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation. 2》 (often meditate on/upon) think carefully about something. Derivatives meditative adjective meditatively adverb meditativeness noun meditator… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13meditate — verb 1 (I) to empty your mind of thoughts and feelings, in order to relax completely or for religious purposes: I try to meditate for half an hour every evening. 2 (I) to think seriously and deeply about something (+ on/upon): She sat quietly,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14meditate — I. v. a. 1. Plan, contrive, devise, scheme, concoct, intend, purpose, design. 2. Contemplate, study, chew, ruminate, think on, reflect upon, revolve in the mind, turn over in the mind, dwell intently upon, chew the cud upon. II. v. n. Muse,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15meditate — verb a) To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study. b) To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious. See Also: meditative, meditation, meditator …

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  • 16meditate — v. 1 intr. a exercise the mind in (esp. religious) contemplation. b (usu. foll. by on, upon) focus on a subject in this manner. 2 tr. plan mentally; design. Derivatives: meditation n. meditator n. Etymology: L meditari contemplate …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17To turn the back upon — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18To turn upon — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19chew upon — consider something, think about , meditate on …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20Christian meditation — A woman praying on Candlemas Day, by Marianne Stokes, 1901. Christian meditation is a form of prayer in which a structured attempt is made to get in touch with and deliberately reflect upon the revelations of God.[1] The word meditation comes… …

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