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After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I've struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.
Walter Dean Myers

Meaning of "ruminate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RUMINATE

From Latin rūmināre to chew the cud, from rumen.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RUMINATE

ruminate  [ˈruːmɪˌneɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUMINATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ruminate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ruminate in English.

WHAT DOES RUMINATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ruminate in the English dictionary

The definition of ruminate in the dictionary is to chew. Other definition of ruminate is when intr, often foll by upon, on, etc to meditate or ponder.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO RUMINATE

PRESENT

Present
I ruminate
you ruminate
he/she/it ruminates
we ruminate
you ruminate
they ruminate
Present continuous
I am ruminating
you are ruminating
he/she/it is ruminating
we are ruminating
you are ruminating
they are ruminating
Present perfect
I have ruminated
you have ruminated
he/she/it has ruminated
we have ruminated
you have ruminated
they have ruminated
Present perfect continuous
I have been ruminating
you have been ruminating
he/she/it has been ruminating
we have been ruminating
you have been ruminating
they have been ruminating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I ruminated
you ruminated
he/she/it ruminated
we ruminated
you ruminated
they ruminated
Past continuous
I was ruminating
you were ruminating
he/she/it was ruminating
we were ruminating
you were ruminating
they were ruminating
Past perfect
I had ruminated
you had ruminated
he/she/it had ruminated
we had ruminated
you had ruminated
they had ruminated
Past perfect continuous
I had been ruminating
you had been ruminating
he/she/it had been ruminating
we had been ruminating
you had been ruminating
they had been ruminating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ruminate
you will ruminate
he/she/it will ruminate
we will ruminate
you will ruminate
they will ruminate
Future continuous
I will be ruminating
you will be ruminating
he/she/it will be ruminating
we will be ruminating
you will be ruminating
they will be ruminating
Future perfect
I will have ruminated
you will have ruminated
he/she/it will have ruminated
we will have ruminated
you will have ruminated
they will have ruminated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been ruminating
you will have been ruminating
he/she/it will have been ruminating
we will have been ruminating
you will have been ruminating
they will have been ruminating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ruminate
you would ruminate
he/she/it would ruminate
we would ruminate
you would ruminate
they would ruminate
Conditional continuous
I would be ruminating
you would be ruminating
he/she/it would be ruminating
we would be ruminating
you would be ruminating
they would be ruminating
Conditional perfect
I would have ruminate
you would have ruminate
he/she/it would have ruminate
we would have ruminate
you would have ruminate
they would have ruminate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been ruminating
you would have been ruminating
he/she/it would have been ruminating
we would have been ruminating
you would have been ruminating
they would have been ruminating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ruminate
we let´s ruminate
you ruminate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ruminate
Past participle
ruminated
Present Participle
ruminating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUMINATE


abominate
əˈbɒmɪˌneɪt
contaminate
kənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
criminate
ˈkrɪmɪˌneɪt
culminate
ˈkʌlmɪˌneɪt
decontaminate
ˌdiːkənˈtæmɪˌneɪt
delaminate
diːˈlæmɪˌneɪt
discriminate
dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪt
disseminate
dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
dominate
ˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
eliminate
ɪˈlɪmɪˌneɪt
examinate
ɪɡˈzæmɪˌneɪt
exterminate
ɪkˈstɜːmɪˌneɪt
fulminate
ˈfʌlmɪˌneɪt
germinate
ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt
illuminate
ɪˈluːmɪˌneɪt
inseminate
ɪnˈsɛmɪˌneɪt
laminate
ˈlæmɪˌneɪt
nominate
ˈnɒmɪˌneɪt
predominate
prɪˈdɒmɪˌneɪt
terminate
ˈtɜːmɪˌneɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUMINATE

rumbustiousness
Rumelia
rumen
Rumford
rumfustian
rumgumption
rumina
ruminal
ruminant
ruminantly
ruminatingly
rumination
ruminative
ruminatively
ruminator
rumkin
rumly
rummage
rummage out
rummage sale

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUMINATE

alginate
aluminate
assassinate
caseinate
combinate
coordinate
determinate
donate
fascinate
hallucinate
indeterminate
indiscriminate
indoctrinate
marinate
ordinate
originate
paginate
procrastinate
subordinate
succinate
urinate

Synonyms and antonyms of ruminate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RUMINATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ruminate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ruminate

Translation of «ruminate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUMINATE

Find out the translation of ruminate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ruminate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ruminate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寻味
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rumiar
570 millions of speakers

English

ruminate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिंतन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اجترار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

размышлять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruminar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাবর কাটা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ruminer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ruminasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wiederkäuen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

思いを巡らす
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

새기다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ruminate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suy nghi lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அசைபோடுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रवंथ करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geviş getirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ruminare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmyślać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

роздумувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rumega
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συλλογίζομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

herkou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

idissla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gruble
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ruminate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUMINATE»

The term «ruminate» is quite widely used and occupies the 51.362 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUMINATE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ruminate

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QUOTES WITH «RUMINATE»

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Walter Dean Myers
After so many books and so many years of writing, I have a good idea of my strengths and weaknesses. I love the process of writing and, if I allowed myself, I would write far too much every day. One weakness which I've struggled to overcome is my tendency to having my characters ruminate for pages.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUMINATE»

Discover the use of ruminate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ruminate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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One Day You Will Ruminate My Love
g7. M.7%aéa7a. m). It's dusk every being making their way back to cabin. The pilgrim of azure(sun) washed its crimsom face After the days travel. Standing stared the wavy face(the image of the sun in the river) That beguiles my mind. I wonder ...
Robin Patir, 2012
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Paradoxes, a Study in Form and Predication
ruminate' does not make reference to the English words 'oxen' and 'ruminate'. The proposition that 'oxen' is an English word is an extra-linguistic entity. But it is nonetheless about a word. Here again, identifying the proposition with acts of ...
James Cargile, 1979
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Mill
Consider the following two passages: (a) If it be true that all oxen ruminate, it must be true that all the individuals denoted by the name ox are also among those denoted by the name ruminating; and whoever asserts that all oxen ruminate, ...
Professor John M Skorupski, 2010
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Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Magnoliid, Hamamelid and ...
Gymnacranthera 15. Aril rudimentary: plants monoecious - Aril well developed: plants dioecious sperm ruminate and anthers 2-4 16. Aril completely laciniate - Aril entire, seldom apically laciniate 17. Anthers 6-10: flowers pedicelled: heads in ...
Klaus Kubitzki, Jens G. Rohwer, Volker Bittrich, 1993
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The Nostratic Macrofamily: A Study in Distant Linguistic ...
E. Proto-Altaic *kebi- 'to chew, to chew the cud, to ruminate': Mongolian kebi- 'to chew the cud, to ruminate', kebidesu 'rumination, cud'; Buriat xibe- 'to chew the cud, to ruminate'; Chuvash kavle- (< *kabla-) 'to chew the cud, to ruminate'; ...
Allan R. Bomhard, John C. Kerns, 1994
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Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Theory and Application
Angry people who ruminate become angrier than those who do not. When people ruminate angrily, they prolong their angry states relative to those who do not ruminate. Bushman (2002) recently showed that if people ruminate angrily while ...
Everett L. Worthington, Jr., 2006
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The Mindful Path through Worry and Rumination: Letting Go of ...
When you ruminate, you usually don't wind up feeling better. Worry and distress go hand in hand. You ruminate your way into a depressed corner of your mind from which you can't seem to extricate yourself. Typically, you worry about your ...
Sameet Kumar, 2010
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Worry and its Psychological Disorders: Theory, Assessment ...
rumination Positive Beliefs about Rumination Negative Beliefs about Rumination In order to understand my feelings of depression, I need to ruminate about my problems I need to ruminate about the bad things that have happened in the past  ...
Graham C. Davey, Adrian Wells, 2006
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Field Guide to the Palms of the Americas
Inflorescences erect, peduncle 27-93 cm long, flowering branches (13-)18-60, fruits globose, 0.7-1 cm diameter, purple-black; endosperm deeply ruminate; seedling leaf bifid. Range and habitat. Costa Rica, Panama, western Andean slopes of ...
Andrew Henderson, 1997
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Enabling Lives
Ruminate about becoming dependent on someone else for assistance with personal care and hygiene. Ruminate about how his friends, family, and Rita would react to him. Worse yet, was the rumination about why — why this had happened ...
Brian T. McMahon, Linda R. Shaw, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUMINATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ruminate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Carle's 'Very Hungry Caterpillar' a lot to ruminate over at Children's …
Children can weave their own spiderweb like “The Very Busy Spider,” at the 'Very Eric Carle' exhibit at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. «Tribune-Review, Jun 15»
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INSIGHT: Japan should ruminate a yearlong absence of discussions …
A building that is believed to serve as the headquarters of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, an upcoming China-led international financial institution, ... «Asahi Shimbun, May 15»
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"Food For Thought" Exhibit Invites Visitors to Ruminate on Both …
PADUCAH, Ky., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Food in all its myriad forms and meanings is the subject for an upcoming exhibit at the National Quilt Museum ... «PR Newswire, Apr 15»
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Breaking the rumination habit
To ruminate is common. We all have the experience of ruminating on personal losses, and trying to understand what happened to us. For most, the rumination is ... «Stuff.co.nz, Mar 15»
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Bwoglines: Things To Ruminate On Over Spring Break Edition
To get an Apple Watch or not to get an Apple Watch? Are they lame?? Not if you bling it out. Dolce & Gabbana introduced tech gear dripping in crystals on the ... «Bwog, Mar 15»
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The Reasons We Ruminate and How to Reduce the Cycle
Therapist Melody Wilding, LMSW, compared our ruminating minds to a broken record. Typically we ruminate about the past, including perceived mistakes and ... «PsychCentral.com, Jan 15»
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Football: Writers ruminate on where the Wildcats stand
Junior defensive end Deonte Gibson hits Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson during Northwestern's 43-40 victory over the Fighting Irish. The Wildcats need ... «Daily Northwestern, Nov 14»
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Football: Writers ruminate on Northwestern's woes (again)
Freshman linebacker Anthony Walker and Northwestern have seen better days. The Wildcats have lost two straight games entering their matchup with Iowa this ... «Daily Northwestern, Oct 14»
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Football: Writers ruminate on Northwestern's woes
Freshman running back Solomon Vault scores a touchdown against Western Illinois. The Wildcats have struggled offensively during non-conference play and ... «Daily Northwestern, Sep 14»
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Cow causes oily spill; energy companies ruminate over whether to …
That's apparently going to take some more ruminating. The company said it's “in the process of evaluating” its other valves. We call bullshit on the delay. Source: «Grist, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ruminate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ruminate>. Feb 2020 ».
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