meditate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “meditate” in the English Dictionary

"meditate" in American English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of meditate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“meditate” in American English

Word of the Day


a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More