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English definition of “contemplate”

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 from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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