Contemplate Con"tem*plate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contemplated} (# or #); p. pr. & vb. n. {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. [1913 Webster]

To love, at least contemplate and admire, What I see excellent. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

We thus dilate Our spirits to the size of that they contemplate. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend. [1913 Webster]

There remain some particulars to complete the information contemplated by those resolutions. --A. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.