ponder

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to think about thoroughly)
a. considerar
He paused and pondered his next words very carefully.Se detuvo y consideró sus próximas palabras con mucho cuidado.
The minister pondered the journalist's question before he answered.El ministro consideró la pregunta del periodista antes de contestar.
b. reflexionar sobre
She pondered the options available to her.Reflexionó sobre las opciones que tenía disponibles.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to consider; used with "on" or "over")
a. reflexionar sobre
I pondered over the situation for a week, not knowing what to do.Reflexioné sobre la situación durante una semana, sin saber qué hacer.
b. sopesar
He pondered on the benefits and drawbacks of classical education.Sopesó los beneficios y las desventajas de la educación clásica.
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ponder
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. considerar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to ponder over or on somethingreflexionar sobre algo
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ponder [ˈpɒndəʳ]
transitive verb
considerar; sopesar
intransitive verb
reflexionar or meditar;on, over sobre;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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