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contemplate

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Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)
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con=tem=plate
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

contemplatev. t. [L. contemplatus, p. p. of contemplari to contemplate; con- + templum a space for observation marked out by the augur. See Temple.].
  •  To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.  [1913 Webster]
    "To love, at least contemplate and admire,
    What I see excellent.
    Milton.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "We thus dilate
    Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.  [1913 Webster]
    "There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions."  [1913 Webster]
    "If a treaty contains any stipulations which contemplate a state of future war."
Syn. -- To view; behold; study; ponder; muse; meditate on; reflect on; consider; intend; design; plan; propose; purpose. See Meditate.
contemplatev. i. 
     To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.  [1913 Webster]
    "So many hours must I contemplate."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contemplate, v.
1 tr. survey with the eyes or in the mind.
2 tr. regard (an event) as possible.
3 tr. intend; have as one's purpose (we contemplate leaving tomorrow).
4 intr. meditate.

Derivative
contemplation n. contemplator n.
Etymology
L contemplari (as com-, templum place for observations)

THESAURUS

contemplate

aim, anticipate, be abstracted, bear in mind, behold, bone, brood, brood over, chew over, chew the cud, con, consider, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, design, dig, digest, dread, drift, drill, elucubrate, entertain thoughts of, envisage, envision, examine, excogitate, expect, eye, face, foreglimpse, foresee, foretaste, give the eye, give the once-over, go over, grind, harbor an idea, hard look, have in mind, have in view, have thoughts about, hold an idea, hold the thought, hope, image, imagine, inspect, intend, introspect, keep in mind, leer, leer at, look ahead, look at, look beyond, look forward to, look over, look upon, lucubrate, mean, meditate, mind, mull over, muse, muse on, muse over, observe, ogle, ogle at, perpend, peruse, plan, play around with, play with, plunge into, ponder, ponder over, pore, pore over, practice, predict, presume, read, reflect, regard, regard studiously, restudy, review, roam, ruminate, ruminate over, scan, scrutinize, see, see ahead, see beforehand, size up, speculate, study, survey, swot, take a long, take for granted, take stock of, think, think about, think of, think over, toy with, vet, view, visualize, wade through, weigh

ROGET THESAURUS

contemplate

Vision

VB see, behold, discern, perceive, have in sight, descry, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, ken, get a sight of, have a sight of, catch a sight of, get a glimpse of, have a glimpse of, catch a glimpse of, command a view of, witness, contemplate, speculate, cast the eyes on, set the eyes on, be a spectator of, look on, see sights, see at a glance, look, view, eye, lift up the eyes, open one's eye, look at, look on, look upon, look over, look about one, look round, survey, scan, inspect, run the eye over, run the eye through, reconnoiter, glance round, glance on, glance over turn one's looks upon, bend one's looks upon, direct the eyes to, turn the eyes on, cast a glance, observe, watch, see with one's own eyes, watch for, peep, peer, pry, take a peep, play at bopeep, look full in the face, look hard at, look intently, strain one's eyes, fix the eyes upon, rivet the eyes upon, stare, gaze, pore over, gloat on, leer, ogle, glare, goggle, cock the eye, squint, gloat, look askance.

Thought

VB think, reflect, cogitate, excogitate, consider, deliberate, bestow thought upon, bestow consideration upon, speculate, contemplate, meditate, ponder, muse, dream, ruminate, brood over, con over, animadvert, study, bend the mind, apply the mind, digest, discuss, hammer at, weigh, perpend, realize, appreciate, fancy, trow, take into consideration, take counsel, commune with oneself, bethink oneself, collect one's thoughts, revolve in the mind, turn over in the mind, run over in the mind, chew the cud upon, sleep upon, take counsel of one's pillow, advise with one's pillow, rack one's brains, ransack one's brains, crack one's brains, beat one's brains, cudgel one's brains, set one's brain to work, set one's wits to work, harbor an idea, entertain an idea, cherish an idea, nurture an idea, take into one's head, bear in mind, reconsider, occur, present itself, suggest itself, come into one's head, get into one's head, strike one, flit across the view, come uppermost, run in one s head, enter the mind, pass in the mind, cross the mind, flash on the mind, flash across the mind, float in the mind, fasten itself on the mind, be uppermost in the mind, occupy the mind, have in one's mind, make an impression, sink into the mind, penetrate into the mind, engross the thoughts.

Attention

VB be attentive, attend, advert to, observe, look, see, view, remark, notice, regard, take notice, mark, give attention to, pay attention to, pay heed to, give heed to, incline an ear to, lend an ear to, trouble one's head about, give a thought to, animadvert to, occupy oneself with, contemplate, look at, look to, look after, look into, look over, see to, turn the mind to, bend the mind to, apply the mind to, direct the mind to, give the mind to, turn the eye to, bend the eye to, apply the eye to, direct the eye to, give the eye to, turn the attention to, bend the attention to, apply the attention to, direct the attention to, give the attention to, have an eye to, have in one's eye, bear in mind, take into account, take into consideration, keep in sight, keep in view, have regard to, heed, mind, take cognizance of entertain, recognize, make note of, take note of, note, examine cursorily, glance at, glance upon, glance over, cast the eyes over, pass the eyes over, run over, turn over the leaves, dip into, perstringe, skim, take a cursory view of, examine, examine closely, examine intently, scan, scrutinize, consider, give one's mind to, bend one's mind to, overhaul, revise, pore over, inspect, review, pass under review, take stock of, fix the eye on, rivet attention on, fix attention on, devote the eye to, fix the mind on, devote the thoughts to, hear out, think out, mind one's business, revert to, watch hearken to, listen to, prick up the ears, have the eyes open, keep the eyes open, come to the point, meet with attention, fall under one's notice, fall under one's observation, be under consideration, catch the eye, strike the eye, attract notice, catch the attention, awaken the attention, wake the attention, invite the attention, solicit the attention, attract the attention, claim the attention excite the attention, engage the attention, occupy the attention, strike the attention, arrest the attention, fix the attention, engross the attention, absorb the attention, rivet the attention, catch the mind, awaken the mind, wake the mind, invite the mind, solicit the mind, attract the mind, claim the mind excite the mind, engage the mind, occupy the mind, strike the mind, arrest the mind, fix the mind, engross the mind, absorb the mind, rivet the mind, catch the thoughts, awaken the thoughts, wake the thoughts, invite the thoughts, solicit the thoughts, attract the thoughts, claim the thoughts excite the thoughts, engage the thoughts, occupy the thoughts, strike the thoughts, arrest the thoughts, fix the thoughts, engross the thoughts, absorb the thoughts, rivet the thoughts, be present to the mind, be uppermost in the mind, bring under one's notice, point out, point to, point at, point the finger at, lay the finger on, indigitate, indicate, direct attention to, call attention to, show, put a mark upon, call soldiers to 'attention', bring forward.

Expectation

VB expect, look for, look out for, look forward to, hope for, anticipate, have in prospect, have in contemplation, keep in view, contemplate, promise oneself, not wonder at, not wonder if, wait for, tarry for, lie in wait for, watch for, bargain for, keep a good lookout for, keep a sharp lookout for, await, stand at 'attention' abide, bide one's time, watch, foresee, prepare for, forestall, count upon, think likely, lead one to expect, have in store for, prick up one's ears, hold one's breath.


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