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contemplate

verb [I/T]  /ˈkɑnt·əmˌpleɪt/ us  
to spend time considering a possible future action, or to consider one particular thing for a long time in a serious way: [T] The owner of the team contemplated moving his football club to another city. [T] Sharon is contemplating going to graduate school.
contemplation
noun [U]  /ˌkɑnt·əmˈpleɪ·ʃən/ us  
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