Definición de contemplate en inglés:

contemplate

Saltos de línea: con|tem|plate
Pronunciación: /ˈkɒntɛmpleɪt
 
, -təm-/

verbo

[with object]
1Look thoughtfully for a long time at: he contemplated his image in the mirrors
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Evan let his left hand slide away from the computer terminal as he spoke, thoughtfully contemplating the carpeted floor for a moment.
  • Nancy replied, sitting on a chair opposite me and pulling her knees up to her chest, resting her chin on her knees as she contemplated me thoughtfully.
  • Sitting on her bed she contemplated the phone thoughtfully - well if Nathan wasn't around he couldn't stop her from making a quick phone call.
Sinónimos
look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study, scrutinize, scan, stare at, gaze at, eye, take a good look at
literary behold
1.1Think about: she couldn’t even begin to contemplate the future
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I boarded a plane for 20 hours of flying - lots of time to reflect on the past and contemplate the future.
  • It can feel like an overwhelming position but one that you are considering if you have begun to contemplate your readiness.
  • He began contemplating a political race before his 16-year-old son died in a 1996 car crash.
Sinónimos
think about, meditate on/over, consider, ponder, reflect on/about, mull over, muse on, dwell on, deliberate over, cogitate on/about, ruminate on/about, chew over, brood on/about, puzzle over, turn over in one's mind, weigh upconsider, think about, give thought to; have in mind/view, envisage, aim at, foresee, imagine, visualize; intend, propose, mean to, expect to
1.2 [no object] Think deeply and at length: he sat morosely contemplating
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As Boone sits on the beach contemplating what could have been, he turns to look at Jack with a resentment that goes unnoticed.
  • Seats carved with verses - many referring to Lady Mary and her empathy with the scenery - have been placed at strategic intervals along the route, to sit and contemplate.
  • It's at times like these when I sit and contemplate and plot.
1.3Have in view as a probable intention: he was contemplating action for damages
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But when we actually contemplated some evil intention directed towards us, it seemed a little chillier.
  • The book forced me to contemplate my own intentions in participating in a graduate education program that has a partnership with a predominantly Black school.
  • Alexander stood at the edge of the balcony for a moment, contemplating the quandary, intently observed by Constantine.

Origen

late 16th century: from Latin contemplat- 'surveyed, observed, contemplated', from the verb contemplari, based on templum 'place for observation'.

Derivativos

contemplator

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We remain passive spectators, rational contemplators, reflecting on our experience.
  • As expected, many participants were in the preparation stage of change; a quarter were precontemplators, and a fifth contemplators.
  • For example, while contemplators need to be shown ways to move themselves to action, precontemplators need to be made aware that health risks are associated with their current behaviour.

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Pronunciación: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
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