V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: to think over or deeply reflect on something

Synonyms: reflect, contemplate, mull, weigh, ruminate, deliberate, meditate

Antonyms: ignore, disregard

Tips: The word ponder and its related adjective ponderous originate from the Latin word pondus, "weight," and further, ponderare, "to weigh or consider." When you ponder something, you're thinking it over in depth. You're essentially weighing the issue.

Usage Examples:

I'll have to ponder that before I can make my final decision. (contemplate, mull)

I'll let you ponder my question while we take a little break. (contemplate, weigh)

A lot of people like to ponder over things in the shower. (ruminate, mull)

His parents pondered why he would do such a stupid thing. (contemplated)

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