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contemplate

 
Verb contemplate has 4 senses
  1. contemplate - look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
    --1 is one way to
    view, consider, look at
    Derived forms: noun contemplation2, noun contemplation1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
    --2 is one way to
    consider, take, deal, look at
    Derived form: noun contemplation2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  3. study, meditate, contemplate - think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
    --3 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived form: noun contemplation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  4. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate - 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"
    --4 is one way to think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Derived form: noun contemplation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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