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contemplate


verb
1. look at thoughtfully;
observe deep in thought (Freq. 8)
- contemplate one's navel
Derivationally related forms:
contemplation
Hypernyms:
view, consider, look at
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
2. consider as a possibility (Freq. 7)
- I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job
Derivationally related forms:
contemplation
Hypernyms:
consider, take, deal, look at
Hyponyms:
entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think about
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s VERB-ing
3. think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes (Freq. 5)
- He is meditating in his study
Syn:
study, meditate
Derivationally related forms:
contemplative, contemplation, meditative (for: meditate), meditation (for: meditate), study (for: study)
Hypernyms:
think, cogitate, cerebrate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
4. reflect deeply on a subject (Freq. 1)
- 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
Syn:
chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate,
muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
Derivationally related forms:
speculative (for: speculate), speculation (for: speculate), ruminative (for: ruminate), rumination (for: ruminate), ruminator (for: ruminate), muller (for: mull), reflective (for: reflect), muse (for: muse), muser (for: muse), musing (for: muse), contemplative, contemplation, excogitative (for: excogitate), ponderer (for: ponder), meditative (for: meditate), meditation (for: meditate)
Hypernyms:
think, cogitate, cerebrate
Hyponyms:
premeditate, theologize, theologise, introspect, bethink,
cogitate, wonder, question, puzzle, study, consider
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s something (for: think over)
- Somebody ----s something (for: chew over)

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