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Synonyms for contemplate
ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪt, -tɛm-con·tem·plate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contemplate

    To see is simply to become conscious of an object of vision; to look is to make a conscious and direct endeavor to see. To behold is to fix the sight and the mind with distinctness and consideration upon something that has come to be clearly before the eyes. We may look without seeing, as in pitch-darkness, and we may see without looking, as in case of a flash of lightning. To gaze is to look intently, long, and steadily upon an object. To glance is to look casually or momentarily. To stare is to look with a fixed intensity such as is the effect of surprise, alarm, or rudeness. To scan is to look at minutely, to note every visible feature. To inspect is to go below the surface, uncover, study item by item. View and survey are comprehensive, survey expressing the greater exactness of measurement or estimate. Watch brings in the element of time and often of wariness; we watch for a movement or change, a signal, the approach of an enemy, etc. Compare APPEAR.

    Synonyms:
    behold, descry, discern, gaze, glance, inspect, look, regard, scan, see, stare, survey, view, watch

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contemplate

    Synonyms:
    meditate, behold, observe, ponder, study, purpose, design, intend, project

    Antonyms:
    ignore, overlook, waive, abandon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplateverb

    look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

    "contemplate one's navel"

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, mull, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, study, speculate, reflect, excogitate, ponder, meditate

  2. contemplateverb

    consider as a possibility

    "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, mull, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, study, speculate, reflect, excogitate, ponder, meditate

  3. study, meditate, contemplateverb

    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

    "He is meditating in his study"

    Synonyms:
    meditate, study, speculate, consider, reflect, chew over, excogitate, learn, canvass, analyse, read, hit the books, think over, ruminate, ponder, muse, take, mull, canvas, analyze, mull over, examine

  4. 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"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, shine, theorise, speculate, theorize, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, ponder, invent, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over

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Editors Contribution

  1. play withverb

    in the sense of "to play with any idea"

    i play with the ideas that are presented in your poetry.

    Submitted by csalvay on October 19, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemplateverb

    Synonyms:
    study, ponder, meditate on, dwell on, think about, reflect upon, consider or view attentively, revolve in the mind

  2. contemplateverb

    Synonyms:
    intend, purpose, design, have in view, have in contemplation, look forward to

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "contemplate":

    consider, envisage

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How to use contemplate in a sentence?

  1. Luigi Speranza:

    We expect the ECB to try to strike a balance between cautious optimism on the effectiveness of its measures on growth and inflation and its readiness to react to adverse shocks, draghi will probably try to sound more confident in the euro zone's economic recovery and the likelihood of a rise in inflation over time, emphasising that the ECB is in no hurry to contemplate additional policy easing at this stage.

  2. Howard Ross:

    You're dealing with people who are frightened, they're reactive, if you're doing triage in the emergency room, for example, you don't have time to sit back and contemplate, 'Why am I thinking about this?' You have to instantaneously react.

  3. Akhenaton:

    Contemplate thy powers, contemplate thy wants and thy connections so shalt thou discover the duties of life, and be directed in all thy ways.

  4. Lois Greenfield:

    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.

  5. Charles Nana:

    If we can contemplate building a wall with Mexico, we can surely afford giving our children free education from Pre-K to college.


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