contemplate (contemplates, present participle contemplating; past and past participle contemplated)
- To look at on all sides or in all its aspects; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study, ponder, or consider.
- 1671, John Milton, “Book the First”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
- To love, at least contemplate and admire, / What I see excellent.
- We thus dilate / Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate.
- To consider as a possibility.
- There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions.
- If a treaty contains any stipulations which contemplate a state of future war.
- I contemplated doing the project myself, but it would have taken too long.
- French: envisager, étudier, contempler
- German: nachsinnen
- Italian: considerare, contemplare
- Portuguese: contemplar
- Russian: размышля́ть
- Spanish: contemplar