won‧der1 S1 W2 [intransitive and transitive]
to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc
I wonder if I'll recognize Philip after all these years.
He's been leaving work early a lot - it makes you wonder, doesn't it?
used to ask politely for something [= may I]:
I wonder if I might have a drink?
used to politely ask someone to help you:
I was wondering if I could borrow your car?
used to ask someone politely if they would like to do something:
I was wondering if you'd like to come to dinner.
to feel surprised and unable to believe something
Sometimes I wonder about his behaviour.
I wonder how he dares to show his face!
I don't wonder British English (=I am not surprised)
I don't wonder you're tired.
I shouldn't wonder British English (=I would not be surprised about something)
He'll come back soon enough, I shouldn't wonder.
to doubt or question whether something is true:
'Is she serious?' 'I wonder.'
Sometimes I wonder if he's got any sense at all!