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contemplate

con·tem·plate

contemplate

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tm pleIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: contemplated, contemplates, contemplating
definition 1: to look at carefully for a long time.
He contemplated the painting.
 
synonyms:
regard, view, watch
similar words:
examine, eye, gaze at, inspect, look at, observe, peer at, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey
definition 2: to think about deeply and seriously.
She contemplated the problem and finally solved it.
synonyms:
consider, reflect on, think about, weigh
similar words:
deliberate, evaluate, view
derivations: contemplatingly (adv.), contemplator (n.)
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