- [verb] look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
- [verb] consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
- [verb] think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He is meditating in his study"
Synonyms: study, meditate
- [verb] reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
Synonyms: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate