Word Of The Week:Ruminate

Ruminate: Verb

IPA Pronunciation: /ˈruːmɪneɪt/

Origin: mid 16th century: from Latin ruminat- ‘chewed over’, from the verb ruminari .

Meaning: 

  1. think deeply about something.
  2. to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly
  3. to chew repeatedly for an extended period

Sentences:

  1. The question got us ruminating on the real value of wealth.
  2. The man appeared to ruminate over this, until a light broke in on him
  3. He ruminated over the implications of their decision.

Synonyms: 

think about, contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, chew over, cogitate, consider.

 

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