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English definition of “contemplate”


verb [T]     /ˈkɒntəmpleɪt/
to think about something for a long time or in a serious way: [+ doing sth] I'm contemplating changing my name. He even contemplated suicide.Thinking and contemplating
contemplation     /ˌkɒntəmˈpleɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of contemplate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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