English verb: ruminate
|1.||ruminate (consumption) chew the cuds|
|Examples||The animals ruminate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|2.||ruminate (cognition) reflect deeply on a subject|
|Samples||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||chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, speculate, think over|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||cerebrate, cogitate, think|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder|