One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she contemplated her body in the mirror’
look at, view, regard, examine, inspect, observe, survey, study, scrutinize, scan, stare at, gaze at, eye, take a good look at
2‘she couldn't even contemplate the future’
think about, meditate on, meditate over, consider, ponder, reflect about, reflect on, mull over, muse on, dwell on, deliberate over, cogitate about, cogitate on, ruminate about, ruminate on, chew over, brood about, brood on, puzzle over, turn over in one's mind, weigh up
3‘she contemplated walking out’
consider, think about, give thought to
have in mind, have in view, envisage, aim at, foresee, imagine, visualize
intend, propose, mean to, expect to
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