An example of meditate is sitting in a quiet room and focusing only on your breath.
Origin of meditate
- Latin meditārī meditāt- med- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin meditatus, past participle of meditari (“to think or reflect upon, consider, design, purpose, intend"), in form as if frequentative of mederi (“to heal, to cure, to remedy"); in sense and in form near to Greek μελεταν (meletan, “to care for, attend to, study, practise, etc.")