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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ponder (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to weigh in the mind - appraise pondered their chances of success
2.
intransitive verb
to think about reflect on - pondered the events of the day to think or consider especially quietly, soberly, and deeply
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ponder (verb)
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)
beat one's brains out (about), chew on, cudgel one's brains (about), look at
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh ( pooh), reject
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