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muse

verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to think about or ponder something deeply; (n.) the source of inspiration for an artist

Synonyms: (v.) consider, ponder, think, dwell, meditate, contemplate, mull, reflect, (n.) inspiration

Antonyms: (v.) ignore, forget, divert

Tips: The Muses of Greek mythology were nine goddesses who presided over and protected the arts and sciences and who were said to inspire poets and artists. You may still hear people today refer to someone as their muse, because they inspired them and galvanized them to succeed.

Usage Examples:

I spent a long time musing over the idea of starting my own business before I finally wrote the business plan and got started. (considering, thinking) verb

Why don't you muse over it for awhile and let me know on Monday? (mull, meditate) verb

He always jokes that coffee is his muse for writing. (inspiration) noun

My daughter has always been my muse when designing children's clothing. (inspiration) noun


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