Meditate Definition

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To train, calm, or empty the mind, often by achieving an altered state, as by focusing on a single object, especially as a form of religious practice in Buddhism or Hinduism.
American Heritage Medicine
To reflect upon; study, contemplate, etc.
Webster's New World
To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
American Heritage Medicine
To think deeply and continuously; reflect; muse.
Webster's New World

To engage in or practice meditation.

Webster's New World

Origin of Meditate

  • 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.")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin meditārī meditāt- med- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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