think

think
think
think1 [thiŋk]
vt.
thought, thinking [< ME thenchen, to think, confused with thinchen, to seem < OE thencan < PGmc * thankjan, to think: for IE base see THANK]
1. to form or have in the mind; conceive [thinking good thoughts]
2. to hold in one's opinion; judge; consider [many think her charming]
3. to believe; surmise; expect [they think they can come]
4. to determine, resolve, work out, etc. by reasoning [think what your next move should be]
5. Now Rare to purpose; intend [thinking to do right]
6.
a) to bring to mind; form an idea of [think what the future holds]
b) to recall; recollect [think what joy was ours]
7. to have the mind turned steadily toward; have constantly in mind [think success]
vi.
1. to use the mind for arriving at conclusions, making decisions, drawing inferences, etc.; reflect; reason [learn to think]
2. to have an opinion, belief, expectation, etc. [I just think so]
3. to weigh something mentally; reflect [think before you act]
4. to call to mind; recall; remember: with of or about
5. to have an opinion, judgment, etc.: with of or about
6. to allow oneself to consider: with of or about
7. to have regard for; consider the welfare of: with of or about
8. to discover or invent; conceive (of)
n.
Informal the act of thinking [give it a good think]
adj.
Slang having to do with thinking
having to do with thinking
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think all the world of or think the world of
to admire or love greatly
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think better of
1. to form a more favorable opinion of
2. to make a more sensible or practical decision about, after reconsidering
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think fit
to regard as proper or appropriate
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think little of or think nothing of
1. to attach little (or no) importance, value, etc. to
2. to have little (or no) hesitancy about
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think nothing of it!
you're welcome!
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think on (or upon)
Archaic to give thought or consideration to
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think out
1. to think about completely or to the end
2. to work out, solve, discover, or plan by thinking
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think out loud
to speak one's thoughts as they occur: Also think aloud
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think over
to give thought to; ponder well, as for reconsideration
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think through
to think about until one reaches a conclusion or resolution
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think twice
to reconsider; pause to think about again
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think up
to invent, contrive, plan, etc. by thinking
thinker
n.
SYN.- THINK1 is the general word meaning to exercise the mental faculties so as to form ideas, arrive at conclusions, etc. [learn to think clearly ]; REASON implies a logical sequence of thought, starting with what is known or assumed and advancing to a definite conclusion through the inferences drawn [he reasoned that she would accept ]; COGITATE is used, sometimes humorously, of a person who is, or appears to be, thinking hard [I was cogitating, not daydreaming ]; REFLECT implies a turning of one's thoughts on or back on a subject and connotes deep or quiet continued thought [he reflected on the day's events ]; SPECULATE implies a reasoning on the basis of incomplete or uncertain evidence and therefore stresses the conjectural character of the opinions formed [to speculate on the possibility of life on Mars ]; DELIBERATE implies careful and thorough consideration of a matter in order to arrive at a conclusion [the jury deliberated on the case ]
think2 [thiŋk]
v.impersonal
thought [< ME thinchen, to seem, confused with thenchen, to think: see THINK1]
to seem: obs., except in archaic METHINKS, METHOUGHT

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