Synonyms for ponder
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
An individual considers, meditates, ponders, reflects, by himself; he weighs a matter in his own mind, and is sometimes said even to debate with himself. Consult and confer always imply two or more persons, as does debate, unless expressly limited as above. Confer suggests the interchange of counsel, advice, or information; consult indicates almost exclusively the receiving of it. A man confers with his associates about a new investment; he consults his physician about his health; he may confer with him on matters of general interest. He consults a dictionary, but does not confer with it. Deliberate, which can be applied to a single individual, is also the word for a great number, while consult is ordinarily limited to a few; a committee consults; an assembly deliberates. Deliberating always carries the idea of slowness; consulting is compatible with haste; we can speak of a hasty consultation, not of a hasty deliberation. Debate implies opposing views; deliberate, simply a gathering and balancing of all facts and reasons. We consider or deliberate with a view to action, while meditation may be quite purposeless.
We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.
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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"
hypothecate, shine, contemplate, theorise, speculate, theorize, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, invent, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over
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I am intrigued by the national expedition of the brain, i will study, ponder and think about that aspiration.
We pass the word around we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry we meditate over the literature we play the music we change our minds we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
On the other hand the euro could fall towards $1.21 if the 180 votes are not secured, as the market will ponder the risk of the leftwing Syriza party, which is against fiscal reconstruction, taking power after a snap election next year.
I looked upon the ground where my feet layed, The sorrow, the pain, all went away, I done it, I made it, No one is left... Who is to stop me, Who can take my breath, I ponder these things so ever frightening, For doing your mom was quite exciting...
There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
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- nachdenken, grübeln, überlegenGerman
- considerar, meditar, cavilar, ponderarSpanish
- songer, interroger, réfléchirFrench
- meòraich, cnuasaichScottish Gaelic
- elmélkedik, mérlegel, mereng, elmereng, fontolóra vesz, eltűnődik, fontolgat, tűnődik, latolgatHungarian
- meditor, expendōLatin
- overdenken, overwegenDutch
- обдумывать, обдумать, размыслить, размышлятьRussian
- grubbla, begrunda, funderaSwedish
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