focus one's mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation."I set aside time every day to write and meditate"think deeply about (something)."he went off to meditate on the new idea"synonyms:contemplate, think about, consider, ponder, cogitate, muse; Moreplan mentally; consider."they had suffered severely, and they began to meditate retreat