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English noun: think

1. think (cognition) an instance of deliberate thinking


SamplesI need to give it a good think.


Broader (hypernym)advisement, deliberation, weighing


Domain usagecolloquialism


English verb: think

1. think (cognition) judge or regard; look upon; judge


SamplesI 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.


ExamplesThey think that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsbelieve, conceive, consider


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)consider, esteem, feel, hold, look on, look upon, reckon, regard, regard as, repute, rethink, see, take to be, think, think of, view

2. think (cognition) expect, believe, or suppose


SamplesI 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.


Synonymsguess, imagine, opine, reckon, suppose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect


Narrower (hyponym)suspect

3. think (cognition) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments


SamplesI've been thinking all day and getting nowhere.


Synonymscerebrate, cogitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)associate, brainstorm, center, centre, chew over, colligate, concentrate, conclude, connect, contemplate, contemplate, devote, evaluate, excogitate, focus, give, judge, link, link up, meditate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, pass judgment, pay, philosophise, philosophize, plan, ponder, pore, puzzle over, rationalise, rationalize, reason, reason, reason out, reflect, relate, rivet, ruminate, speculate, study, think, think, think, think about, think over, tie in

4. think (cognition) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection


SamplesI 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.


Synonymscall back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)brush up, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review


Antonymsblank out, draw a blank, forget, block

5. think (creation) imagine or visualize


SamplesJust think--you could be rich one day!.
Think what a scene it must have been!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine

6. think (cognition) focus one's attention on a certain state


SamplesThink big.
Think thin.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

7. think (cognition) have in mind as a purpose


SamplesI mean no harm.
I only meant to help you.
She didn't think to harm me.
We thought to return early that night.


ExamplesThey think to move


Synonymsintend, mean


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)aim, be after, design, plan, propose, purport, purpose

8. think (cognition) decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting


SamplesCan you think what to do next?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Verb groupthink

9. think (cognition) ponder; reflect on, or reason about


SamplesThink the matter through.
Think how hard life in Russia must be these days.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think


Verb groupthink

10. think (cognition) dispose the mind in a certain way


SamplesDo you really think so?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think

11. think (cognition) have or formulate in the mind


SamplesThink good thoughts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cerebrate, cogitate, think

12. think (cognition) be capable of conscious thought


SamplesMan is the only creature that thinks.


ExamplesSam and Sue think


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

13. think (change) bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation


SamplesShe thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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