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perpend

verb per·pend \(ˌ)pər-ˈpend\

Definition of PERPEND

transitive verb
:  to reflect on carefully :  ponder
intransitive verb
:  to be attentive :  reflect

Examples of PERPEND

  1. <spent the long weekend perpending what he wanted to do with his life>

Origin of PERPEND

Middle English, from Latin perpendere, from per- thoroughly + pendere to weigh — more at per-, pendant
First Known Use: 15th century

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