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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tem·plate /ˈkɑntəmˌplet, ˌtɛm-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tem·plate, v. i. To consider or think studiously; to ponder; to reflect; to muse; to meditate.
    So many hours must I contemplate.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate
           one's navel"
      2: consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school
         and taking a full-time job"
      3: think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes; "He
         is meditating in his study" [syn: study, meditate]
      4: 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" [syn: chew
         over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, muse,
          reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate]