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Deep ReflectionPlay
Use 'ponder' when you need to express a deeper level of thought than just 'thinking'. SlideHe would often ponder the mysteries of the universe.
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'Ponder' implies you're spending a considerable amount of time on the thought process. SlideShe needed to ponder her choice of university thoroughly.
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Serious MattersPlay
Commonly, 'ponder' is used for serious, often personal or philosophical topics. SlideAfter the seminar, he stayed back to ponder over what he had learned.