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Definition of wonder verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wonder
    he / she / it wonders
    past simple wondered
    -ing form wondering
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to think about something and try to decide what is true, what will happen, what you should do, etc. wonder who, where, etc… I wonder who she is. I was just beginning to wonder where you were. I wonder why he left his job. wonder (about something) “Why do you want to know?” “No particular reason. I was just wondering.” We were wondering about next April for the wedding. + speech “What should I do now?” she wondered.
  2. 2[transitive] wonder if, whether… used as a polite way of asking a question or asking someone to do something I wonder if you can help me. I was wondering whether you'd like to come to a party.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] to be very surprised by something wonder (at something) She wondered at her own stupidity.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wonder