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1. contemplate

verb. ['ˈkɑːntəmˌpleɪt'] look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought.

Synonyms

  • consider
  • look at

Antonyms

  • take
  • pack
  • dock

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Words that Rhyme with Contemplate

  • accumulate
  • adulate
  • angulate
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  • articulate
  • assimilate
  • benlate
  • boilerplate
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  • calculate
  • circulate
  • coagulate
  • congratulate
  • copulate
  • correlate
  • crenelate
  • depopulate
  • desolate
  • distillate

Example sentences of the word contemplate


1. Verb, base form
Present new questions for your reader to contemplate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Social justice and rights of the individual become topics children contemplate.

Quotes containing the word contemplate


1. To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
- T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

2. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
- Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

3. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream
- Virginia Woolf

2. contemplate

verb. ['ˈkɑːntəmˌpleɪt'] consider as a possibility.

Synonyms

  • consider
  • entertain
  • flirt with
  • think of
  • think about
  • deal
  • toy with
  • take

Antonyms

  • hide
  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude

3. contemplate

verb. ['ˈkɑːntəmˌpleɪt'] think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes.

Synonyms

  • study
  • cerebrate
  • think
  • meditate

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • sour
  • disorganise
  • disorganize

4. contemplate

verb. ['ˈkɑːntəmˌpleɪt'] reflect deeply on a subject.

Synonyms

  • cogitate
  • theologise
  • cerebrate
  • chew over
  • speculate
  • mull over
  • wonder
  • premeditate
  • puzzle
  • theologize
  • question
  • study
  • excogitate
  • bethink
  • ruminate
  • think
  • meditate
  • reflect
  • ponder
  • think over
  • consider
  • muse
  • mull

Antonyms

  • divest
  • answer
  • certainty
  • forget
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