Synonyms for contemplateˈkɒn təmˌpleɪt, -tɛm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplate(verb)

    look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, mull, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, study, speculate, reflect, excogitate, ponder, meditate

  2. contemplate(verb)

    consider as a possibility

    Synonyms:
    ruminate, mull, chew over, think over, mull over, muse, study, speculate, reflect, excogitate, ponder, meditate

  3. study, meditate, contemplate(verb)

    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

    Synonyms:
    meditate, contemplate, study, speculate, consider, reflect, chew over, excogitate, learn, canvass, analyse, read, hit the books, think over, ruminate, ponder, muse, take, mull, canvas, analyze, mull over, examine

  4. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)

    reflect deeply on a subject

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, shine, contemplate, theorise, speculate, theorize, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, ponder, invent, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. contemplate

    To see is simply to become conscious of an object of vision; to look is to make a conscious and direct endeavor to see. To behold is to fix the sight and the mind with distinctness and consideration upon something that has come to be clearly before the eyes. We may look without seeing, as in pitch-darkness, and we may see without looking, as in case of a flash of lightning. To gaze is to look intently, long, and steadily upon an object. To glance is to look casually or momentarily. To stare is to look with a fixed intensity such as is the effect of surprise, alarm, or rudeness. To scan is to look at minutely, to note every visible feature. To inspect is to go below the surface, uncover, study item by item. View and survey are comprehensive, survey expressing the greater exactness of measurement or estimate. Watch brings in the element of time and often of wariness; we watch for a movement or change, a signal, the approach of an enemy, etc. Compare APPEAR.

    Synonyms:
    behold, descry, discern, gaze, glance, inspect, look, regard, scan, see, stare, survey, view, watch

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