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Meaning & Definition of Contemplate in English

English

Contemplate

/kɑntəmplet/

verb

1. Look at thoughtfully

  • Observe deep in thought
  • "Contemplate one's navel"
    synonym:
  • contemplate

2. Consider as a possibility

  • "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
    synonym:
  • contemplate

3. Think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

  • "He is meditating in his study"
    synonym:
  • study
  • ,
  • meditate
  • ,
  • contemplate

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • chew over
  • ,
  • think over
  • ,
  • meditate
  • ,
  • ponder
  • ,
  • excogitate
  • ,
  • contemplate
  • ,
  • muse
  • ,
  • reflect
  • ,
  • mull
  • ,
  • mull over
  • ,
  • ruminate
  • ,
  • speculate