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Verb (usu participle)


Ponderv. t. [L. ponderare, fr. pondus, ponderis, a weight, fr. pendere to weigh: cf. F. pondérer. See Pendant, and cf. Pound a weight.].
  •  To weigh.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ponder the path of thy feet."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To Ponder, Consider, Muse.
Ponderv. i. 
     To think; to deliberate; to muse; -- usually followed by on or over.  Longfellow.  [1913 Webster]


Ponder, v.
1 tr. weigh mentally; think over; consider.
2 intr. (usu. foll. by on, over) think; muse.

ME f. OF ponderer f. L ponderare f. pondus -eris weight



appraise, back down, balance, be abstracted, brood, brood over, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate, con over, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, demur, digest, dwell, evaluate, excogitate, falter, fear, hang back, hem and haw, hesitate, hover, hum and haw, introspect, jib, meditate, meditate upon, mind, mull over, muse, muse on, muse over, pause, perpend, play around with, play with, ponder over, pull back, reason, reflect, reflect over, retreat, revolve, roll, ruminate, ruminate over, run over, scruple, shilly-shally, shy, speculate, stick at, stickle, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain at, study, think, think over, think twice about, toy with, turn over, weigh, withdraw, yield




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.

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