Definition for Contemplate (contemplating, -d)

contemplate (contemplating, -d), v. [L. contemplār-, survey, observe, behold, consider < L. contemplum, an open place for observation, marked by the augur with his staff; see temple, n.] (webplay: consider, eyes, mind, state).

  1. Think about; weigh the benefits and disadvantages of; consider whether or not to do something.
  2. Ponder; consider; think about; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind.

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