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contemplate

Synonyms and Antonyms of contemplate

2 to have in mind as a purpose or goal
  • he waited patiently, contemplating revenge all the while
Synonyms of contemplate

aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], intend, look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purpose

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Synonym Discussion of contemplate

consider, study, contemplate, weigh mean to think about in order to arrive at a judgment or decision. consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision.
    • refused even to consider my proposal
study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae.
    • study the plan closely
contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision.
    • contemplate the consequences of refusing
weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence.
    • weigh the pros and cons of the case


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