Meditate vs Bethink - What's the difference?

meditate | bethink |


As verbs the difference between meditate and bethink

is that meditate is to contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study while bethink is (obsolete|transitive) to think about, to recollect.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

meditate

English

(meditation)

Verb

  • To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study.
  • To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.
  • Synonyms

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    bethink

    English

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To think about, to recollect.
  • (pronominal) To think (of) (something or somebody) or (that) (+ clause); to remind oneself, to consider, to reflect upon.
  • *2010 , (Christopher Hitchens), Hitch-22 , Atlantic 2011, p. 49:
  • *:However, and just before I was due to take the entrance exam at the age of thirteen, my mother bethought herself that it might be worth taking a look at the place where I was due to be conscripted for the next five formative years.
  • to meditate, ponder; to consider
  • to determine, resolve
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