"muse" in the noun sense
in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne protector of an art or science
the source of an artist's inspiration
"Euterpe was his muse"
"muse" in the verb sense
1. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
reflect deeply on a subject
"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"
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