名词:contemplator 动词过去式:contemplated 过去分词:contemplated 现在分词:contemplating 第三人称单数:contemplates
1 (a) [Tn, Tw] look at or consider (sth) thoughtfully 凝视, 打量, 思忖, 沉思（某事物）
*She stood contemplating the painting. 她站着审视那幅图画.
* He contemplated what the future would be like without the children. 他思忖着要是没有这些孩子, 将来又如何.
(b) [I, Tn, Tw] meditate (upon sth), esp as a religious practice 冥思（某事物）（尤指一种宗教仪式）
*a few quiet minutes in the middle of the day to sit and contemplate 中午时分静坐冥思的几分钟
* contemplating the death of Our Lord 默祷上主之死难.
2 [Tn, Tg, Tsg] consider the possibility of (sth) 考虑（某事物）的可能性; 盘算; 预料
*She is contemplating a visit to (ie may visit) London. 她正打算去伦敦观光.
* I'm not contemplating retiring (ie I do not intend to retire) yet. 我尚未考虑退休问题.
* We don't contem-plate him opposing our plan, ie do not expect that he will oppose it. 我们预料他不会反对我们的计划.
1500-1600; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of contemplari, from com- ( COM-
) + templum ( TEMPLE
to think about something that you might do in the future
= consider He had even contemplated suicide.contemplate doing sth Did you ever contemplate resigning? [T]
to accept the possibility that something is truetoo dreadful/horrifying etc to contemplate The thought that she might be dead was too terrible to contemplate. [I and T]
to think about something seriously for a period of time
= consider Jack went on vacation to contemplate his future.contemplate what/whether/how etc She sat down and contemplated what she had done.contemplate your navel
(=think so much about your own life that you do not notice other important things - used humorously) [T]
to look at someone or something for a period of time in a way that shows you are thinking He contemplated her with a faint smile.
1. He began to contemplate matrimony with her. 他开始考虑与她结婚。