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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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