Another word for contemplate
To look at
regard, view, scan, inspect, examine, gaze at, notice, witness, pore over, peer, pry, behold, observe thoughtfully, study, scrutinize, survey, observe, look over, audit, probe, penetrate, pierce; see also examine 1, see 1, witness.
Another word for contemplateverb
To direct the eyes on an object:consider, eye, look, view. Idiom: clap (or lay) (or set) one's eyes on. See see
To think or think about carefully and at length:chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, 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
To have in mind as a goal or purpose:aim, design, intend, mean1, plan, project, propose, purpose, target. (Regional) mind. See planned, purpose