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, contemplateverb
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, speculateverb
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
I mean, I cannot even imagine the grief and the heartbreak. I mean Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even, you know, contemplate. Losing his first wife, losing his first daughter, now losing his son, he has to do what he has to do. But I'm just going to continue with my campaign.
I can not even contemplate the amount of sexism Kathy Scruggs may have faced in the way of duty.
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.
I want (viewers) to contemplate the mystery of what I'm presenting, because people don't know how I did it or what it is or why it is. I'd like them to enjoy that mystery and make it their own.
Let's not even contemplate that, civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly our planet.
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- pohtia, pohdiskella, suunnitella, mietiskelläFinnish
- envisager, étudier, contemplerFrench
- cnuasaich, meòraichScottish Gaelic
- चिंतन करेंHindi
- elmélkedik, szemlélHungarian
- chibzui, contempla, cugetaRomanian
- غور کرناUrdu
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