meditate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"meditate" in British English

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meditateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈmed.ɪ.teɪt/
to ​thinkcalmthoughts in ​order to ​relax or as a ​religiousactivity: Sophie meditates for 20 ​minutes every ​day. to ​thinkseriously about something for a ​longtime: He meditated on the ​consequences of his ​decision.
(Definition of meditate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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meditateverb [I]

 us   /ˈmed·ɪˌteɪt/
to ​think seriously about something, esp. over a ​period of ​time: [always + adv/prep] This ​exhibition does not ​attempt to meditate on the ​consequences of the ​disaster. If you meditate, you give ​yourattention to one thing, and do not ​think about anything ​else, usually as a ​religiousactivity or as way of ​calming or ​relaxingyourmind.
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌmed·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/
Try ​yoga or meditation to ​relax.
(Definition of meditate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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