Contemplate

Definition of Contemplate

Con´tem`plate
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Contemplated (# or #); p. pr. & vb. n. Contemplating.]
To love, at least contemplate and admire,
What I see excellent.
Milton.
- Milton.
We thus dilate
Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate.
- Byron.
2.To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.
There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions.
- A. Hamilton.
If a treaty contains any stipulations which contemplate a state of future war.
- Kent.
v. i.1.To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.
So many hours must I contemplate.
- Shak.

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