Definition of Think
1. Noun. An instance of deliberate thinking. "I need to give it a good think"
2. Verb. Judge or regard; look upon; judge. "They think that there was a traffic accident "; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
Specialized synonyms: Hold, Rethink, Esteem, Look On, Look Upon, Regard As, Repute, Take To Be, Think Of, Feel, Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Derivative terms: Consideration, Consideration, Thought, Thought
3. Verb. Expect, believe, or suppose. "They think that there was a traffic accident "; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
Generic synonyms: Anticipate, Expect
Specialized synonyms: Suspect
Derivative terms: Guess, Guess, Guesser, Opinion, Supposal, Supposition, Thought, Thought
4. Verb. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Puzzle Over, Rationalise, Rationalize, Philosophise, Philosophize, Brainstorm, Chew Over, Contemplate, Excogitate, Meditate, Mull, Mull Over, Muse, Ponder, Reflect, Ruminate, Speculate, Think Over, Reason, Conclude, Reason, Reason Out, Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment, Contemplate, Meditate, Study, Plan, Associate, Colligate, Connect, Link, Link Up, Relate, Tie In, Center, Centre, Concentrate, Focus, Pore, Rivet, Devote, Give, Pay, Think About
Derivative terms: Cerebration, Cogitation, Cogitative, Cogitative, Thinker, Thinker, Thinking, Thought
Also: Think Out, Think Over, Think Up
5. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't think the story "; "Call up memories"
Specialized synonyms: Know, Recognise, Recognize, Brush Up, Refresh, Review
Derivative terms: Recall, Recollection, Recollective, Remembering, Remembrance, Retrieval, Thought
Also: Think Back
6. Verb. Imagine or visualize. "Think what a scene it must have been!"
7. Verb. Focus one's attention on a certain state. "Think thin"
8. Verb. Have in mind as a purpose. "They think to move "; "We thought to return early that night"
Specialized synonyms: Design, Be After, Plan, Aim, Propose, Purport, Purpose
Derivative terms: Intent, Intention
9. Verb. Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting. "Can you think what to do next?"
10. Verb. Ponder; reflect on, or reason about. "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
11. Verb. Dispose the mind in a certain way. "Do you really think so?"
12. Verb. Have or formulate in the mind. "Think good thoughts"
13. Verb. Be capable of conscious thought. "Sam and Sue think"; "Man is the only creature that thinks"
14. Verb. Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation. "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
Definition of Think
1. v. t. To seem or appear; - - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
2. v. t. To conceive; to imagine.
3. n. Act of thinking; a thought.
Definition of Think
1. Verb. (transitive) to ponder, to go over in one's head ¹
2. Verb. (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem. ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) to conceive of something or someone ''(usually followed by '''of''' or '''on''')'' ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that). ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) To guess; to reckon. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as. ¹
7. Noun. An act of thinking; consideration (of something). ¹
8. Verb. (intransitive) To seem, to appear. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Think
1. to formulate in the mind [v THOUGHT, THINKING, THINKS]
Medical Definition of Think
1. 1. To seem or appear; used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought. These are genuine Anglo-Saxon expressions, equivalent to it seems to me, it seemed to me. In these expressions me is in the dative case. 2. To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties. "For that I am I know, because I think." (Dryden) 3. Specifically: To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it. "Well thought upon; I have it here." (Shak) To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate. "And when he thought thereon, he wept." (Mark xiv. 72) "He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?" (Luke xii. 17) To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow. "Let them marry to whom they think best." (Num. Xxxvi. 6) To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean. "I thought to promote thee unto great honor." (Num. Xxiv. 11) "Thou thought'st to help me." (Shak) To presume; to venture. "Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father." (Matt. Iii. 9) To think, in a philosophical use as yet somewhat limited, designates the higher intellectual acts, the acts preeminently rational; to judge; to compare; to reason. Thinking is employed by Hamilton as "comprehending all our collective energies." It is defined by Mansel as "the act of knowing or judging by means of concepts,"by Lotze as "the reaction of the mind on the material supplied by external influences." See Thought. To think better of. See Better. To think much of, or To think well of, to hold in esteem; to esteem highly. Synonym: To expect, guess, cogitate, reflect, ponder, contemplate, meditate, muse, imagine, suppose, believe. See Expect, Guess. Origin: OE. Thinken, properly, to seem, from AS. Thyncean (cf. Methinks), but confounded with OE. Thenken to think, fr. AS. Thencean (imp. Thohte); akin to D. Denken, dunken, OS. Thenkian, thunkian, G. Denken, dunken, Icel. Thekkja to perceive, to know, thykkja to seem, Goth. Thagkjan, thaggkjan, to think, thygkjan to think, to seem, OL. Tongere to know. Cf. Thank, Thought. 1. To conceive; to imagine. "Charity . . . Thinketh no evil." (1 Cor. Xiii. 4,5) 2. To plan or design; to plot; to compass. "So little womanhood And natural goodness, as to think the death Of her own son." (Beau. & Fl) 3. To believe; to consider; to esteem. "Nor think superfluous other's aid." (Milton) To think much, to esteem a great matter; to grudge. "[He] thought not much to clothe his enemies." . To think scorn. To disdain. "He thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone." . To feel indignation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Think
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1. The pilgrim's progress from this world to that which is to come by John Bunyan (1879)
"I cannot think that any man in all our parts doth so much as know the way to it, nor need they matter whether they do or no, since we have, as you see, ..."