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contemplate

US [ˈkɑntəmˌpleɪt]
UK [ˈkɒntəmˌpleɪt]
  • v.考虑;沉思;思量;思忖
  • Web注视;凝视;打算
Simple Present:contemplates  Present Participle:contemplating  Past Tense:contemplated  
contemplate
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v.
1.
[t]
考虑;思量;思忖to think about whether you should do sth, or how you should do sth
You're too young to be contemplating retirement.
你考虑退休还太年轻。
I have never contemplated living abroad.
我从未考虑过去国外居住。
He continued while she contemplated how to answer.
她还在考虑如何回答时,他就继续往下说了。
2.
[t]
考虑接受(发生某事的可能性)to think carefully about and accept the possibility of sth happening
The thought of war is too awful to contemplate.
战争太可怕了,真不敢去想。
I can't contemplate what it would be like to be alone.
我不能想象独自一人会是个什么样子。
She contemplated that things might get even worse.
她想到事情可能会变得更糟。
3.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
深思熟虑;沉思;苦思冥想to think deeply about sth for a long time
to contemplate your future
仔细盘算未来
She lay in bed, contemplating.
她躺在床上冥思苦想。
4.
[t]
~ sb/sth
端详;审视to look at sb/sth in a careful way for a long time
She contemplated him in silence.
她默默地注视着他。

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