Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun muse

2 senses of muse

Sense 1
Muse -- (in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science)
       => Greek deity -- (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Sense 2
muse -- (the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse")
       => source, seed, germ -- (anything that provides inspiration for later work)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb muse

1 sense of muse

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")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere")

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