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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

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