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verb wonder pronunciation in American English /ˈwʌndər/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewondering
past tensewondered
past participlewondered
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to think about something because you want to know more facts or details about it
    “How did they find out?” she wondered.
    wonder about: I was wondering about the best way to tell her the news.
    wonder how/what/when etc.: I wonder what we can do to help Sylvia.
    wonder if/whether: I wonder if they’ll get married.
    1. a.
      to think about someone or something because you have doubts or are worried about them
      wonder about: I wonder about him sometimes, I really do.
      wonder whether/if/how etc.: I wonder whether it was wise to let her travel alone.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to admire someone or something and feel surprised by how beautiful or unusual they are
    wonder at: It’s hard not to wonder at the miracle of a newborn baby.



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