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American English: /ˈkɑn(t)əmˌpleɪt/
British English: /ˈkɒntɛmpleɪt/
, /ˈkɒntəmpleɪt/

Translation of contemplate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (look at)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (ponder)
    meditar sobre
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (consider possibility of)to contemplate something/-ingshe is contemplating a trip to China
    está pensando or proyectando hacer un viaje a la China
    I contemplated phoning her
    pensé (en) llamarla
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (expect) [criticized usage] do you contemplate any difficulties?
    ¿prevé alguna dificultad or que vaya a haber dificultades?
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