meditate

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Etymology[edit]

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.)

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Verb[edit]

meditate (third-person singular simple present meditates, present participle meditating, simple past and past participle meditated)

  1. (intransitive) To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study.
  2. (intransitive) To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.

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Verb[edit]

meditate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of meditare
  2. second-person plural imperative of meditare
  3. feminine plural of meditato

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Participle[edit]

meditāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of meditātus