Synonyms for ruminate

Synonyms for (verb) ruminate

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

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: 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

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: ruminate

Definition: chew the cuds

Usage: cows ruminate

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?