Definition of ponder
- pondered their chances of success
- pondered the events of the day
He pondered the question before he answered.
The team pondered their chances of success.
We pondered whether we could afford the trip.
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chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with);
beat one's brains out (about), chew on, cudgel one's brains (about), look at;
: to think about or consider (something) carefully
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