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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]