(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. deliberate, ponder, brood, contemplate, meditate, ruminate, reflect; speculate, turn, revolve, weigh, muse; believe, judge, deem; regard, take into account, heed, mark, notice, mind; entertain; esteem. See attention, thought, respect, judgment, belief.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To take into account]
Syn. allow for, provide for, grant, accede, concede, acknowledge, admit, assent to, subscribe to, recognize, regard, respect, think of, make allowance for, take into consideration, keep in mind, bear in mind, heed, factor in, reckon with; see also admit 3 .
Ant. deny, ignore, reject.
2. [To regard]
Syn. look upon, count, analyze, hold, suppose, deem, judge, take for, view, think of, set down, reckon, rate, estimate; see also estimate 2 , reckon .
3. [To ponder]
Syn. contemplate, think about, think over, reflect, weigh, study, deliberate, cogitate, examine, take up, deal with, take under consideration, take under advisement, talk over, mull over, toss around*, bat around*, kick around*, chew over*, play around with*, see about*, dream of*, flirt with (an idea)*; see also examine 1 , reconsider , think 1 .
Syn.- consider , in this comParison, denotes a directing of the mind to something in order to understand it or to make a decision about it [ to consider suggestions for improvement ] ; study implies more intense concentration of the mind and methodical attention to details [ to study the effects of a drug ] ; contemplate implies a deep, continued mental viewing of a thing, sometimes suggesting the use of intuitive powers in envisioning something or dwelling upon it; weigh suggests a balancing of contradictory information, conflicting opinions, or possible eventualities in reaching a decision; reflect , suggesting a turning of one's thoughts back to something, implies quiet, earnest consideration
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
ponder, heed, regard, study, think about, deliberate, contemplate, mull over, inspect, ruminate, note.
ANT.: ignore, forget, nevermind
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To direct the eyes on an object: contemplate, eye, look, view. Idiom: clap (or lay or set) one's eyes on. See SEE. 2. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh. Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain. See THOUGHTS. 3. To receive (an idea) and take it into consideration: entertain, hear of, think of. See THOUGHTS. 4. To be occupied or concerned with: deal with, take up, treat. Idiom: have to do with. See RELEVANT. 5. To look upon in a particular way: account, deem, esteem, reckon, regard, see, view. See PERSPECTIVE. 6. To have an opinion: believe, deem, hold, opine, think. Informal: figure, judge. Idiom: be of the opinion. See OPINION. 7. To have a high opinion of: admire, esteem, honor, regard, respect, value. Idioms: look up to, think highly (or much or well) of. See PRAISE.

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