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  Definition of Think
  1. an instance of deliberate thinking; "I need to give it a good think"
  2. bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation; "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
  3. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can''t remember saying any such thing"; "I can''t think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
  4. be capable of conscious thought; "Man is the only creature that thinks"
  5. use or exercise the mind or one''s power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I''ve been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
  6. have or formulate in the mind; "think good thoughts"
  7. expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn''t think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
  8. judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
  9. dispose the mind in a certain way; "Do you really think so?"
  10. have in mind as a purpose; "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn''t think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
  11. focus one''s attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
  12. ponder; reflect on, or reason about; "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
  13. decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting; "Can you think what to do next?"
  14. imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
Similar Words: remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, cogitate, cerebrate, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess, believe, consider, conceive, intend, mean


See Also: remember, think back, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, think out, think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct


Hyponyms: know, recognize, recognise, review, brush up, refresh, puzzle over, rationalize, rationalise, philosophize, philosophise, brainstorm, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate, reason, reason out, conclude, judge, study, plan, associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect, concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet, give, pay, devote, think about, suspect, hold, rethink, think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be, feel, see, consider, reckon, view, regard, design, be after, aim, purpose, purport, propose


Derivational Morphology: remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, cogitate, cerebrate, idea, thought, recollection, reminiscence, retrieval, remembrance, anamnesis, memory, remembering, thinking, cerebration, intellection, mentation, cogitation, study, thinker, creative thinker, mind, guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning, guesser, supposal, opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, consideration, intention, purpose, intent, aim, design


Language Translations:
Bosnian: misliti   Chinese:  
Croatian: misliti   Dutch: denken and vinden  
Esperanto: pensi   Finnish: ajatella and luulla and pitää  
French: considérer and penser   German: denken and halten  
Hebrew: לחשוב   Hindi: सोचना  
Hungarian: gondolni   Icelandic: finnast and halda and hugsa  
Italian: considerare and pensare   Japanese: sc=Jpan  
Korean: 생각하다   Kurdish: bawer and fikirîn and hesibandin  
Latin: cogitare   Norwegian: synes and tenke and tro  
Polish: myśleć   Portuguese: considerar and pensar  
Romanian: a lua în consideraţie and crede and gândi   Russian: думать  
Slovak: myslieť   Spanish: pensar and suponer  
Swedish: tänka and tro and tycka   Telugu: ఆలోచించు and ఊహించు  
Turkish: düşünmek and sanmak   Urdu: سوچنا  
Vietnamese: nghĩ   Welsh: meddwl  
Yiddish: טראכטען  
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