contemplate

[kon-tuhm-pleyt, -tem-]
verb (used with object), contemplated, contemplating.
1.
to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully: to contemplate the stars.
2.
to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about: to contemplate a difficult problem.
3.
to have as a purpose; intend.
4.
to have in view as a future event: to contemplate buying a new car.
verb (used without object), contemplated, contemplating.
5.
to think studiously; meditate; consider deliberately.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin contemplātus past participle of contemplāre, contemplārī to survey, observe, equivalent to con- con- + templ(um) space marked off for augural observation, temple + -ātus -ate1

contemplatingly, adverb
contemplator, noun
precontemplate, verb, precontemplated, precontemplating.
recontemplate, verb, recontemplated, recontemplating.
uncontemplated, adjective


1. gaze at, behold, regard, survey. 2. study, ponder. 3. design, plan.
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contemplate (ˈkɒntɛmˌpleɪt, -təm-)
 
vb
1.  to think about intently and at length; consider calmly
2.  (intr) to think intently and at length, esp for spiritual reasons; meditate
3.  to look at thoughtfully; observe pensively
4.  to have in mind as a possibility: to contemplate changing jobs
 
[C16: from Latin contemplāre, from templumtemple1]
 
'contemplator
 
n

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contemplate
c.1600, from L. contemplat-, pp. stem of contemplari (see contemplation). Related: Contemplated (pp. adj., 1863); contemplating (1660s).
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Example sentences
We are not alone in our ability to invent or plan or to contemplate
  ourselves-or even to plot and lie.
Our busy schedule does not allow much time to contemplate the pleasant
  surroundings.
They can get back into places fast and don't have the luxury of time that a
  skier does to contemplate where they're going.
NO one can contemplate current conditions without finding much that is
  satisfying and still more that is encouraging.
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