Meaning of “ponder” in the English Dictionary

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ponderverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈpɑn·dər/

to consider something carefully for a long time:

[ T ] She ponders the reaction she’ll receive.
[ I ] The back porch is a quiet place where I can ponder.

(Definition of “ponder” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)