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English definition of “wonder”

wonder

verb (QUESTION)    /ˈwʌn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
B1 [I] to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something: [+ question word] Hadn't you better phone home? Your parents will be wondering where you are. He's starting to wonder whether he did the right thing in accepting this job. [+ speech] Will this turkey be big enough for eight, I wonder? "Have you decided where you're going next summer?" "I've been wondering about (= considering) going to Florida."Thinking and contemplating B1 used in phrases, at the beginning of a request, to make it more formal and polite: [+ speech] I wonder - could you help me carry these books? [+ question word] I wonder whether you could pass me the butter? I wonder if you could give me some information about places to visit in the area?Polite expressions
(Definition of wonder verb (QUESTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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