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English definition of “ponder”

ponder

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈpɒn.dər/ us    /ˈpɑːn.dɚ/ formal
C2 to think carefully about something, especially for a noticeable length of time: She sat back for a minute to ponder her next move in the game.
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