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contemplate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋkɑntәmˏplet,kәnˋtєmplet 〕


〔 ˊkɒntempleit,-tәm- 〕

Overview of verb contemplate

The verb contemplate has 4 senses

  • contemplate -- (look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel")

  • contemplate -- (consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job")

  • study, meditate, contemplate -- (think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study")

  • chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate -- (reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate")