Context : I want me and my partner to think over some problem example a math problem think over
solution to it. Come up with solution

Some lines that come to my mind are -

  1. Let's ponder over it
  2. Lets think over it.

I am not sure if these are correct
How is the word brainstorming different from pondering over / think over

  • Consider it, give it some thought, reflect on it, weigh it up, head-scratch Mar 6, 2021 at 12:05
  • 'Pondering over' means something or some issues knocking inside you, Maybe It's quite unintentionally. But 'Thinking over ' means you are consciously putting you Energy on some thing over and over to find solutions. Mar 6, 2021 at 12:19
  • Brainstorming is a technique in which a group of people suggest as many ideas as they can for solving a problem - rather different from two people thinking carefully about it. Mar 6, 2021 at 13:30
  • You can use "ruminate".
    – user119042
    Mar 7, 2021 at 12:28

1 Answer 1


Few alternatives I found on dictionary.com, are:

cogitate(verb-used without object):

  • to think hard; ponder; meditate. Example - to cogitate about a problem.

figure out(informal verb phrase):

  • to understand; solve. Example - We couldn't figure out where all the money had gone.
  • to calculate; compute.


  • (used with object)to weigh in mind; to consider. Example - to deliberate a question.
  • (used without object)to think carefully or attentively; reflect. Example - She deliberated for a long time before giving her discussion.

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