Synonyms for contemplate

Synonyms for (verb) contemplate

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: contemplate

Definition: consider as a possibility

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

Similar words: take, look at, consider, deal

Definition: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

Usage: Take the case of China; Consider the following case


Synonyms: study, meditate, contemplate

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

Usage: He is meditating in his study

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: contemplate

Definition: look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

Usage: contemplate one's navel

Similar words: look at, consider, view

Definition: look at carefully; study mentally

Usage: view a problem