Meaning of “meditate” in the English Dictionary

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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 your attention to one thing, and do not think about anything else, usually as a religious activity or as way of calming or relaxing your mind.

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)