Con·tem·plate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contemplated p. pr. & vb. n. Contemplating.]
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.
To love, at least contemplate and admire,
What I see excellent.
We thus dilate
Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate.
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.
Syn: -- To view; behold; study; ponder; muse; meditate on; reflect on; consider; intend; design; plan; propose; purpose. See Meditate.