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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ponder mean? 

PONDER (verb)
  The verb PONDER has 1 sense:

1. reflect deeply on a subject

  Familiarity information: PONDER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PONDER (verb)

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Reflect deeply on a subject

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


chew over; ponder; muse; mull over; mull; meditate; think over; excogitate; ruminate; reflect; speculate; contemplate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "ponder" is one way to...):

cerebrate; cogitate; think (use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "ponder"):

premeditate (think or reflect beforehand or in advance)

theologise; theologize (make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects)

introspect (reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings)

bethink (consider or ponder something carefully)

cogitate (consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind)

question; wonder (place in doubt or express doubtful speculation)

puzzle (be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide)

consider; study (give careful consideration to)

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