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contemplate

con·tem·plate

contemplate

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tm pleIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: contemplated, contemplates, contemplating
definition 1: to look at long and thoughtfully.
She contemplated each sculpture in turn.
 
synonyms:
regard, view, watch
similar words:
chew, examine, eye, gaze at, inspect, look at, mull, observe, peer at, scan, scrutinize, stare at, survey, think
definition 2: to think about deeply and seriously.
He contemplated the problem but could not arrive at a solution.
synonyms:
cogitate, consider, mull, ponder, reflect on, ruminate, study, think about, weigh
similar words:
cerebrate, chew, deliberate, evaluate, revolve, view
definition 3: to consider as a future action; plan.
She's contemplating a career change.
synonyms:
anticipate, expect, meditate, plan
similar words:
consider, envision, imagine, intend, project, ruminate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to think deeply; ponder; meditate.
He needed time to contemplate before making a decision.
synonyms:
cogitate, consider, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, study
similar words:
deliberate, introspect
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derivations: contemplatingly (adv.), contemplator (n.)
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