contemplate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkɒn.təm.ˌpleɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈkɑn.təm.ˌpleɪt/
  • Hyphenation: con‧tem‧plate
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Verb[change]

Plain form
contemplate

Third-person singular
contemplates

Past tense
contemplated

Past participle
contemplated

Present participle
contemplating

  1. (transitive) If you contemplate something, you think it over slowly and carefully.
    John contemplated how to solve the hard mathematics question.

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