|1.||[ verb ] look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought|
"contemplate one's navel"
|Related terms:||view contemplation|
|2.||[ verb ] consider as a possibility|
"I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
|Related terms:||consider entertain contemplation|
|3.||[ verb ] think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes|
"He is meditating in his study"
|Related terms:||think contemplation study cogitation|
|4.||[ verb ] reflect deeply on a subject|
|Synonyms:||reflect muse ponder meditate think_over chew_over speculate mull excogitate ruminate mull_over|
"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"
|Related terms:||think study wonder brood bethink puzzle theologise introspect premeditate deliberate contemplation meditation muller muse|