Is meditating similar to cogitating?

cogitating:To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder.

When you meditate, you focus on your breathing while sitting calmly. Some people mediate to reduce stress, while others see it as part of their spiritual practice. Meditate can also be used to describe any deep thinking you do, like when you meditate on what to say to a friend who is feeling sad lately. The Latin word for “ponder,” meditari, is the root of meditate.