To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.
- To look at attentively and thoughtfully. See Synonyms at see1.
- To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder: contemplated the problem from all sides; contemplated the mystery of God.
- To have in mind as an intention or possibility: contemplate marriage; forced by the accident to contemplate retirement.
- To ponder; meditate.