Meaning of “contemplate” - Learner’s Dictionary

contemplate

verb [ T ] uk us /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.
contemplation uk us /ˌkɒntəmˈpleɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “contemplate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)