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Synonyms for ruminate
ˈru məˌneɪt

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  1. ruminate(verb)

    chew the cuds

    "cows ruminate"

    Synonyms:
    chew over, think over, mull over, muse, meditate, speculate, reflect, excogitate, ponder, contemplate, mull

  2. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)

    reflect deeply on a subject

    "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, shine, contemplate, theorise, speculate, theorize, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, ponder, invent, muse, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruminate

    Synonyms:
    muse, meditate, ponder, think, reflect, cogitate, brood

    Antonyms:
    unbend, relax, idle, gape, woolgather

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruminate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    chew the cud

  2. ruminate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    muse, meditate, ponder, cogitate, think, reflect

  3. ruminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    meditate, chew, muse on, reflect upon, ponder upon, brood over, chew the cud upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruminate(v)

    Synonyms:
    meditate, muse, ponder, reflect

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How to use ruminate in a sentence?

  1. Richard Goldstein:

    It is true that people can get depressed after loss, but there are very significant differences in the behaviors that we're talking about when someone's depressed after loss than what is seen in prolonged grief, one aspect of depression is withdrawing from attachment figures, whereas someone with pathological grief can ruminate and seeks more proximity with those that have died.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Speak to me as to thy thinkings, As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts The worst of words.

  3. Burton:

    Every man knows his own but not others? defects and miseries; and ?tis the nature of all men still to reflect upon themselves their own misfortunes, not to examine or consider other men?s, not to confer themselves with others; to recount their own miseries but not their good gifts, fortunes, benefits which they have, to ruminate on their adversity, but not once to think on their prosperity, not what they have but what they want.


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