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Synonyms for ponder
ˈpɒn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, 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

Wiktionary

  1. ponder(verb)

    Synonyms:
    chew over, mull over

  2. ponder(verb)

    To wonder, to think of deeply.

    Synonyms:
    mull over, chew over

  3. ponder(verb)

    To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.

    \uE000135821It's\uE000135822 time to ponder over its fallacies

    Synonyms:
    mull over, chew over

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ponder

    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.

    Synonyms:
    confer, consider, consult, debate, deliberate, meditate, reflect, weigh

    Preposition:
    We deliberate on or upon, also about or concerning a matter: the first two are preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ponder

    Synonyms:
    think over, meditate on, weigh, consider, cogitate, deliberate, ruminate, reflect, amuse, study, resolve

Editors Contribution

  1. wonder

    to think about.

    i wondered what was on her mind.

    Submitted by JP03 on April 12, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ponder(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    consider, weigh, contemplate, study, meditate, think on, reflect upon, deliberate upon, revolve in the mind

  2. ponder(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    think, muse, reflect, cogitate, meditate, study

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ponder(v)

    Synonyms:
    meditate, reflect, ruminate, think, muse

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How to use ponder in a sentence?

  1. Mitchell Koger:

    Ponder them. And be guided by the lessons of your nightly dreams.

  2. Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979):

    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.

  3. Prime Minister Antonio Costa:

    The government has nothing against it, no reservations, the Chinese have been good investors, be it in REN, EDP or in other sectors ... The important thing is that shareholders can ponder on the project. Let the market work.

  4. Marie Yovanovitch:

    This is about far more than me or a couple of individuals. As Foreign Service professionals are being denigrated and undermined, the institution is also being degraded. This will soon cause real harm, if it hasn't already, moreover, the attacks are leading to a crisis in The State Department as the policy process is visibly unraveling, leadership vacancies go unfilled, and senior and mid-level officers ponder an uncertain future and head for the doors. The crisis has moved from the impact on individuals to an impact on the institution.

  5. Stavros Dimas:

    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.


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