look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
"contemplate one's navel"
consider as a possibility
"I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
study, meditate, contemplate(verb)
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(verb)
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"
To think about something in a concentrated manner or for an extended period of time. To think deeply about something; to ponder or consider.
To consider as a possibility.
I contemplated doing the project myself, but it would have taken too long.
to look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study
to consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend
to consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate
Contemplate (The Reason You Exist) is Kai Tracid's third artist album, released on 24 February 2003.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′tem-plāt, or kon-tem′plāt, v.t. to consider or look at attentively: to meditate on or study: to intend.—v.i. to think seriously: to meditate (with on, upon).—adj. Contemp′lable.—ns. Contem′plant, Contemp′latist; Contemplā′tion, continued study of a particular subject: a meditation written, or a subject for such.—adj. and n. Contem′plative, given to contemplation.—adv. Contem′platively.—ns. Contem′plativeness; Con′templātor, one who contemplates: a student. [L. contemplāri, -ātus, to mark out carefully a templum or place for auguries—con, sig. completeness, and templum. See Consider and Temple.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'contemplate' in Verbs Frequency: #812
The numerical value of contemplate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of contemplate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I would need to prepare and contemplate what the next move would be.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.
In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil. To think is to do.
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- pohtia, pohdiskella, suunnitella, mietiskelläFinnish
- envisager, étudier, contemplerFrench
- cnuasaich, meòraichScottish Gaelic
- elmélkedik, szemlélHungarian
- chibzui, contempla, cugetaRomanian
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