Pronunciation of Contemplate
/kˈɒntɪmplˌe͡ɪt/, /kˈɒntɪmplˌe‍ɪt/, /k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɪ_m_p_l_ˌeɪ_t/

Synonyms for contemplate:

Sense 1

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.

Sense 2

assess, wonder, daydream, rationalize, play around, reckon with.

Sense 3

wrap up, revolve, run over, propose, aim, entertain, turn over.

Sense 4


Sense 6


Sense 7

travel, look at.

Sense 8

mean, project, picture.

Sense 9

make up.

Sense 10


Sense 12


Sense 13



size up.



look at





think through.



turn over

turn over.

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.

Sense 2 (noun)


Sense 3 (noun)

think out, revolve, turn over, chew on, entertain, picture, think through, read into, think up.

Sense 4 (noun)

project, aim, mean, purpose, propose.

contemplate (noun)

mull, think over, chew over, speculate, muse, excogotate, ruminate, reflect, mull over, meditate, ponder.

examine (verb)

verify, review, scan, peruse, check, inspect, scrutinize.

expect (verb)

surmise, presuppose, dread, await, envisage, foresee, foreknow, expect, infer, apprehend, anticipate, suspect, gather, deduce, forebode, presume, assume.

gaze at (verb)

probe, peruse, scrutinize, see, examine, inspect, survey, view, scan.

hope (verb)

hope, dream of, aspire, yearn, rely, believe, wish, want, intend, desire, trust.

imagine (verb)

create, fantasize, perceive, theorize, plan, suppose, opine, observe, conceive, ideate, brainstorm, design, invent.

question (verb)

seek, poll, inquire, probe, catechize, investigate, examine, interrogate, quiz, delve, explore, question, survey, dispute, ask, query, challenge, interpolate, canvass.

think (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.

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