Pronunciation of Contemplate
/kˈɒntɪmplˌe͡ɪt/, /kˈɒntɪmplˌeɪt/, /k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɪ_m_p_l_ˌeɪ_t/
Synonyms for contemplate:
sleep on, drive at, think up, think through, puzzle over, chew on, size up, Intellectualize, read into, rethink, think out, grapple with, step back, see, dwell on, dream away, reconsider, visualize, grope.
travel, look at.
Other synonyms and related words:
wonder, devise, kick around, conjecture, ruminate, stare, hypothecate, hit the books, gaze, purpose, excogotate, anticipate, theorise, take, think through, look, job, assess, travel, size up, pore, introspect, see, drive at, give, say, analyse, visualize, hypothesize, think over, propose, rethink, forge, picture, think up, contrive, view, allow, turn over, reconsider, mull over, reverberate, chew over, puzzle over, mean, think out, mull, look at, read, hypothesise, chew on, Perpend, project, aim, fancy, revolve, learn, entertain, excogitate.
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gaze at (verb)
cerebrate, debate, imagine, reason, study, reflect, consider, ponder, meditate, weigh, muse, speculate, deliberate, appraise, brood, calculate, analyze, envision, evaluate, concentrate, cogitate, think.
think about seriously; plan (verb)
design, envisage, foresee, kick around, study, weigh, ruminate, observe, excogitate, intend, ponder, mean, deliberate, chew over, consider, aim, purpose, size up, propose, speculate, expect, Perpend, mull over.
Usage examples for contemplate:
- The picture Timothy presented of Miss Letitia's distress was all the more sad to contemplate because she knew it, only too well, to be true. - "The Heart of Arethusa", Francis Barton Fox.
- Sometimes it was Clara who had a note for me, sometimes Euphemia; and then I did not like it, for it did not seem nice for them to be the bearers of the notes; and if the thing had been possible, I declare that at such times I should have felt jealous; for I could not help thinking it possible that he had squeezed their hands when he had delivered the notes; and, as a matter of course, such a thing was too dreadful to contemplate for more than about half a minute at a time. - "A Fluttered Dovecote", George Manville Fenn.
- Sad as is the picture, it is to us who contemplate it in the light of history, not without its lessons of comfort as well as of warning. - "Companion to the Bible", E. P. Barrows.