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★ meditate (v) [瞑想する;黙想する;熟慮する]

* meditation (n): the act or time of meditating 瞑想;沈思黙考
* meditator (n): 瞑想する人
★ mediate (調停する)と混同しないよう要注意

The accumulation of such futilities fills busy days and gives a wholly fictitious impression of work done. Quakers, who retain more wisdom than most moderns, owe it, I believe, largely to their practice of silent meditation.

The child from whom for any reason parental affection is withdrawn is likely to become timid and unadventurous, filled with fears and self-pity, and no longer able to meet the world in a mood of gay exploration. Such a child may set to work at a surprisingly early age to meditate on life and death and human destiny.

Like others who had a Puritan education, I had the habit of meditating on my sins, follies, and shortcomings.

At this age I began a systematic investigation of the supposed rational arguments in favour of fundamental Christian beliefs. I spent endless hours in meditation upon this subject; I could not speak to anybody about it for fear of giving pain.

He meditated (on the matter) for two days before giving his answer.
 出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]