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contemplate Meaning in English

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The Definition of - contemplate (verb)

    verb (used with object), contemplated, contemplating.
    1.
    to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully:
    to contemplate the stars.
    2.
    to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about:
    to contemplate a difficult problem.
    3.
    to have as a purpose; intend.
    4.
    to have in view as a future event:
    to contemplate buying a new car.
    verb (used without object), contemplated, contemplating.
    5.
    to think studiously; meditate; consider deliberately.

Word Example of - contemplate

    Example Sentences for contemplate

    She ran out as soon as supper was over to contemplate her new toy.

    Well might Gaston contemplate her in silent and wondering admiration.

    The final triumph of militarism would be too appalling to contemplate.

    He did not contemplate a general insurrection and slaughter.

    Only the utterly vile can contemplate real unassuming goodness and unselfishness without a certain warming of the heart.

    We are transformed into the image of that which we contemplate and adore.

    Nor do I think it wise for you to resort to—to crude enforcements such as you now contemplate.

    Those who contemplate building should not fail to subscribe.

    Then, however, his glances strayed to the Quirinal, and there he could contemplate the new and neighbouring royalty.

    Nor did Jacob himself ever contemplate so painful a possibility.

Word Origin & History of - contemplate

    Word Origin & History

    contemplate c.1600, from L. contemplat-, pp. stem of contemplari (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated (pp. adj., 1863); contemplating (1660s).