Definitions for contemplate

Definitions for (verb) contemplate

Main entry: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: 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

Main entry: contemplate

Definition: consider as a possibility

Usage: I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job

Main entry: study, meditate, contemplate

Definition: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

Usage: He is meditating in his study

Main entry: contemplate

Definition: look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

Usage: contemplate one's navel

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