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v. pon·dered, pon·der·ing, pon·ders
To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
[Middle English ponderen, from Old French ponderer, from Latin ponderāre, from pondus, ponder-, weight; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
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(when: intr, sometimes foll by on or over) to give thorough or deep consideration (to); meditate (upon)
[C14: from Old French ponderer, from Latin ponderāre to weigh, consider, from pondus weight; related to pendere to weigh]
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1. to consider something deeply and thoroughly; meditate.v.t.
2. to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully: to ponder one's next move.
[1300–50; Middle English pondren < Middle French ponderer < Latin ponderāre to ponder, weigh; akin to pendēre to be suspended, hang (see pend)]
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Past participle: pondered
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|Verb||1.||ponder - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"|
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
premeditate - think or reflect beforehand or in advance; "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
theologise, theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
introspect - reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
bethink - consider or ponder something carefully; "She bethought her of their predicament"
cogitate - consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
wonder, question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
puzzle - be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
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verb think about, consider, study, reflect on, examine, weigh up, contemplate, deliberate about, muse on, brood on, meditate on, mull over, puzzle over, ruminate on, give thought to, cogitate on, rack your brains about, excogitate He didn't waste time pondering the question.
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To think or think about carefully and at length:
chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh.
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uzun uzun düşünmek
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to consider carefully. He pondered (on) the suggestion. oordink يُفَكِّر بِعِنايَه обмислям ponderar (roz)važovat nachsinnen overveje; spekulere på μελετώ προσεκτικά considerar; meditar, reflexionar kaalutlema سبک سنگین کردن pohtia réfléchir לְהַרהֵר सोचना, मनन करना, चिन्तन करना duboko razmišljati, razbijati glavu latolgat merenungkan hugleiða ponderare よく考える 숙고하다 gerai apgalvoti apsvērt; (rūpīgi) apdomāt berfikir-fikir nadenken over overveie, spekulere/grunne på rozważać په پام سره كتل ponderar a reflecta la обдумывать; размышлять uvažovať pretehtati pažljivo razmotriti överväga, begrunda ครุ่นคิด uzun uzun düşünmek 深思，考慮 обмірковувати غور و فکر کرنا cân nhắc 深思，考虑
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