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Synonyms for contemplate
ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪt, -tɛm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplate(verb)

    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. contemplate(verb)

    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, contemplate(verb)

    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, speculate(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemplate(v. a.)

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

  2. contemplate(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    consider, envisage

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How to use contemplate in a sentence?

  1. Raul Urteaga:

    WTO rules and NAFTA don't contemplate the imposition of tariffs because of migration issues, mexico will not have any other option but to retaliate in kind.

  2. 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.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life."

  4. Speaker Pelosi:

    Let's not even contemplate that, civilization as we know it today is at stake in the next election, and certainly our planet.

  5. Emily Nash:

    I don’t think anyone even wants to contemplate that.


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