Con"tem*plate Contemplating.] [L. contemplatus, p.p. of contemplari to contemplate; con- + templum a space for observation marked out by the augur. See Temple.]

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. Milton.
We thus dilate Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate. Byron.

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.

 

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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.

 

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