Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Contemplate"

The meaning of "Contemplate" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does contemplate mean?
A: Contemplate means to look thoughtfully for a long time or to think about.
Q: What does contemplate mean?
A: to look at something with great attention for some time
Q: What does contemplate mean?
A: It basically means "think about for a little while".

It's often used when talking about decisions.
Q: What does contemplate mean?
A: @cmy921921: Contemplate means to look at or view with continued attention;observe or study thoughtfully.Example:To contemplate the stars.

Example sentences using "Contemplate"

Q: Please show me example sentences with contemplating .
A: She was contemplating going abroad.
They are contemplating the new situation.
Q: Please show me example sentences with contemplate.
A: "I contemplated over the decision" "I'll contemplate over it" it is a stronger version of the word think.
Q: Please show me example sentences with contemplate.
A: They contemplated their images in the mirror.

I am contemplating whether I should go to the beach or not.

I would like a minute to just sit and contemplate.

He contemplated sending the letter for the longest time.

These synonyms should be beneficial: look at, view, examine, inspect, think about, meditate on/over, consider, ponder, reflect on/about, dwell on
Q: Please show me example sentences with to contemplate .
A: "She contemplated going to the store."

"The man was contemplating on whether he should buy the red shoes or the black ones."

"The teacher contemplated becoming a doctor. "

"I'm contemplating on going to college. "
Q: Please show me example sentences with contemplate.
A: Contemplate- think about with serious thought

"He contemplated on if he made the right choice."
"She contemplated the meaning of life"

Synonyms of "Contemplate" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between contemplate and ponder ?
A: Contemplate is more used in a more extreme way. You would contemplate something that is a big deal, but would ponder on something that is much more smaller.

Ex.
I’m contemplating on moving across the world.

I’m pondering if I should go to the mall today.
Q: What is the difference between contemplate and gaze ?
A:

Gazing is the ‘act of looking’ intently at something often with admiration or wonder, while contemplating is the ‘act of thinking’ about something.


I gazed at the night sky.
He could only gaze at her in astonishment.

She sat still, contemplating the meaning of life.
We stood side by side looking out over our backyard and contemplated how to improve our marriage.
Q: What is the difference between contemplate and ponder ?
A: They are basically the same thing, as both mean to think about something deeply. For example, "He contemplated doing his homework now," and "He pondered doing his homework now."
Q: What is the difference between contemplate and consider ?
A: Good question. Contemplate implies thinking about something for a long time. It is usually used to describe thinking about abstract ideas, philosophic questions, or religious beliefs. Consider is more general. Example: "She contemplated the painting." The person is thinking very carefully about the painting and what it represents. Maybe, she thinks the painting is very moving or significant. "She considered the painting." She is thinking about the painting, but we don't know if the painting is important to her.
Q: What is the difference between "contemplate" and "ponder" ?
A: They are synonyms and canbe used in the same, sometimes.
The thought of a nuclear war between Ameerica and Russia is to horrible to contemplate. I wouldn't use ponder instead of contemplate in that sentence.
I was contempleting the situation I found myself in when he interrupted my thoughts. I could have used pondering in that sentence.
I think I need to contemplate changing jobs.
He pondered his next words thouroughly.
I thought he was pondering what I said until he spoke up.
He wrote to his family saying that he would contemplate moving in order to live in Spain.
Both words could be replaced with "think about" or thought".
I took many of these examples from online dictionaries

Translations of "Contemplate"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? contemplate
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? contemplate
A: 응시하다/예상하다/정관하다
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? contemplating
A: like this

Other questions about "Contemplate"

Q: "i'm contemplating between letting him go and keeping him inside" does this sound natural?
A: I'm contemplating X or Y (do not use between)
You can also use contemplate alone - I am contemplating letting him go.
I am trying to decide between X and Y (here, between is OK)
Q: I'm contemplating on which subject should I pick out does this sound natural?
A: I am contemplating as to which subject I should pick.
Q: i'm contemplating whether or not to go there. does this sound natural?
A: "I'm contemplating weather to go there or not" sounds more natural, but very formal.

"I'm thinking about going, but I'm not sure yet" sounds less formal, and more natural.

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