Definition of meditate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    meditate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they meditate
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪt//
     
    he / she / it meditates
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪts//
     
    past simple meditated
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪd//
     
    past participle meditated
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form meditating
    BrE BrE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmedɪteɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] meditate (on/upon something) to think deeply, usually in silence, especially for religious reasons or in order to make your mind calm
  2. 2[transitive] meditate something (formal) to plan something in your mind; to consider doing something synonym contemplate They were meditating revenge.
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin meditat- ‘contemplated’, from the verb meditari, from a base meaning ‘measure’; related to mete.
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