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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
contemplate (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to view or consider with attention meditate on - continued contemplate the vastness of the universe
2.
intransitive verb
to view as or probable or as an end or intention - contingent contemplate marriage - ponder meditate consider
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
contemplate (verb)
1.
to give serious and careful thought to
SYNONIMS:
chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)
RELATED WORDS:
muse (upon), reflect (on upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about over), dwell (on upon), fixate (on upon), fret (about over), obsess (about over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh ( pooh), reject
contemplate (verb)
2.
to have in mind as a purpose or goal
SYNONIMS:
aim, allow, aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go, look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose
RELATED WORDS:
dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform
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