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ponder

pon·der

ponder

 
 
pronunciation:
pan dr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pondered, pondering, ponders
definition: to think about something deeply and carefully; meditate.
 
synonyms:
contemplate, meditate, mull, muse, reflect, study
similar words:
brood, cerebrate, cogitate, consider, deliberate, ruminate, think
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to consider carefully; deliberate about.
synonyms:
cogitate, contemplate, deliberate, meditate, mull, ruminate, study, think, weigh
similar words:
cerebrate, chew, consider, debate, revolve
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derivation: ponderable (adj.)
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