meditate

When you meditate, you silently calm or focus your mind for relaxation or spiritual reasons. People who meditate regularly can put a stop to racing thoughts, making them less distracted.

When you meditate, you focus on your breathing while sitting calmly. Some people mediate to reduce stress, while others see it as part of their spiritual practice. Meditate can also be used to describe any deep thinking you do, like when you meditate on what to say to a friend who is feeling sad lately. The Latin word for "ponder," meditari, is the root of meditate.

Definitions of meditate
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v reflect deeply on a subject

Synonyms:
chew over, contemplate, excogitate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
Types:
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premeditate
think or reflect beforehand or in advance
theologise, theologize
make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect
reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink
consider or ponder something carefully
cogitate
consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
question, wonder
place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
puzzle
be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
consider, study
give careful consideration to
factor, factor in, factor out
consider as relevant when making a decision
compare, equate, liken
consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
scruple
have doubts about
Type of:
cerebrate, cogitate, think
use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

v think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

“He is meditating in his study”
Synonyms:
contemplate, study
Type of:
cerebrate, cogitate, think
use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

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