Contemplating



[kon-tuh m-pleyt, -tem-] /ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪt, -tɛm-/

verb (used with object), contemplated, contemplating.
1.
to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully:
to contemplate the stars.
2.
to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about:
to contemplate a difficult problem.
3.
to have as a purpose; intend.
4.
to have in view as a future event:
to contemplate buying a new car.
verb (used without object), contemplated, contemplating.
5.
to think studiously; meditate; consider deliberately.
/ˈkɒntɛmˌpleɪt; -təm-/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to think about intently and at length; consider calmly
2.
(intransitive) to think intently and at length, esp for spiritual reasons; meditate
3.
to look at thoughtfully; observe pensively
4.
to have in mind as a possibility: to contemplate changing jobs
v.

1590s, from Latin contemplatus, past participle of contemplari “survey, observe” (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated; contemplating.

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