Synonyms for Contemplate:
n.assess, take a long hard look at someone/something, eye, take something into consideration. picture, read into, turn over, chew on, think through, think up, visualization, entertain, revolve, have visions of (doing) something, think out. mean, project, target, aim, propose, mind, planned, purpose. •contemplate (noun)
excogotate, speculate, muse, reflect, ruminate, mull over, ponder, chew over, meditate, think over, mull.
inspect, peruse, check, scrutinize, scan, review, verify.
dread, apprehend, envisage, foresee, await, assume, presuppose, anticipate, gather, infer, deduce, surmise, forebode, suspect, expect, foreknow, presume.
•gaze at (verb)
examine, inspect, peer, peruse, pierce, scan, scrutinize, pry, notice, witness, probe, eye, survey, penetrate.
believe, yearn, rely, want, wish, intend, trust, aspire, desire, dream of, hope.
create, opine, ideate, observe, invent, conceive, theorize, perceive, suppose, design, plan, brainstorm, fantasize.
delve, seek, query, dispute, challenge, probe, interrogate, ask, quiz, question, inquire, poll, explore, survey, interpolate, examine, canvass, investigate, catechize.
calculate, brood, ponder, cerebrate, deliberate, debate, muse, reflect, analyze, consider, appraise, study, meditate, speculate, think, concentrate, cogitate, reason, weigh, envision, imagine, evaluate.
•think about seriously; plan (verb)
expect, purpose, ponder, aim, weigh, mull over, deliberate, consider, intend, mind, propose, observe, study, chew over, take in, mean, design, foresee, speculate, ruminate, envisage.
think up, chew on, read into, think through, think out. daydream, assess. entertain, propose, turn over, revolve, aim. purpose. picture, project, mean. •expect
•Other relevant words:
entertain, project, chew over, notice, think through, think out, assess, mind, pierce, peer, aim, mull, mull over, penetrate, eye, turn over, mean, think up, purpose, ruminate, excogotate, anticipate, propose, pry, target, picture, chew on, witness, revolve, think over.