We have put together a list of words that are similar to RUMINATE.

22 Alternative Words Similar to ruminate

1 Meditate Verb      Synonym Words Like Meditate
2 Ponder Verb      Synonym Words Like Ponder
3 Excogitate Verb      Synonym Words Like Excogitate
4 Contemplate Verb      Synonym Words Like Contemplate
5 Muse Verb      Synonym Words Like Muse
6 Reflect Verb      Synonym Words Like Reflect
7 Mull Verb      Synonym Words Like Mull
8 Speculate Verb      Synonym Words Like Speculate
9 Cerebrate Verb      Synonym Words Like Cerebrate
10 Cogitate Verb      Synonym Words Like Cogitate
11 Eat Verb      Synonym Words Like Eat
12 Think Verb      Synonym Words Like Think
13 Puzzle Verb      Hyponym Words Like Puzzle
14 Introspect Verb      Hyponym
15 Theologize Verb      Hyponym Words Like Theologize
16 Consider Verb      Hyponym Words Like Consider
17 Wonder Verb      Hyponym Words Like Wonder
18 Study Verb      Hyponym Words Like Study
19 Bethink Verb      Hyponym
20 Question Verb      Hyponym Words Like Question
21 Theologise Verb      Hyponym Words Like Theologise
22 Premeditate Verb      Hyponym

2 examples of ruminate

1 The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate
2 philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years

10 definitions of ruminate

1 To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
2 To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
3 To chew over again.
4 To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
5 Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.
6 chew the cuds
7 reflect deeply on a subject
8 To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
9 To chew cud.
10 To reflect on over and over again.
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