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Definition 1: an instance of deliberate thinking - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I need to give it a good think

(think is a kind of ...) careful consideration

"a little deliberation would have deterred them"

(think is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation - [verb of change]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam

(think is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 3: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere

Synonyms for think in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of think ) try to solve

(... is a kind of think ) ponder; reflect on, or reason about

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

(... is a kind of think ) have on one's mind, think about actively

"I'm thinking about my friends abroad" "She always thinks about her children first"

(... is a kind of think ) dedicate

"give thought to" "give priority to" "pay attention to"

(... is a kind of think ) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(... is a kind of think ) make a logical or causal connection

"I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind" "colligate these facts" "I cannot relate these events at all"

(... is a kind of think ) make plans for something

"He is planning a trip with his family"

(... is a kind of think ) think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes

"He is meditating in his study"

(... is a kind of think ) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of think ) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(... is a kind of think ) think logically

"The children must learn to reason"

(... is a kind of think ) reflect deeply on a subject

"I mulled over the events of the afternoon" "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years" "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"

(... is a kind of think ) try to solve a problem by thinking intensely about it

(... is a kind of think ) reason philosophically

(... is a kind of think ) have or formulate in the mind

"think good thoughts"

(... is a kind of think ) think rationally; employ logic or reason

"When one wonders why one is doing certain things, one should rationalize"

(... is a kind of think ) decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

"Can you think what to do next?"

Definition 4: judge or regard; look upon; judge - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for think in the sense of this definition

(think is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of think ) remain committed to

"I hold to these ideas"

(... is a kind of think ) change one's mind

"He rethought his decision to take a vacation"

(... is a kind of think ) dispose the mind in a certain way

"Do you really think so?"

(... is a kind of think ) look on as or consider

"she looked on this affair as a joke" "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician" "He is reputed to be intelligent"

(... is a kind of think ) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude

"She felt small and insignificant" "You make me feel naked" "I made the students feel different about themselves"

(... is a kind of think ) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 5: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for think in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of think ) perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

(... is a kind of think ) perceive to be the same

(... is a kind of think ) refresh one's memory

"I reviewed the material before the test"

Definition 6: expect, believe, or suppose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for think in the sense of this definition

(think is a kind of ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

(... is a kind of think ) hold in suspicion; believe to be guilty

"The U.S. suspected Bin Laden as the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks"

Definition 7: have in mind as a purpose - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for think in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of think ) intend or have as a purpose

"She designed to go far in the world of business"

(... is a kind of think ) have the will and intention to carry out some action

"He plans to be in graduate school next year" "The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion"

(... is a kind of think ) propose or intend

"I aim to arrive at noon"

Definition 8: be capable of conscious thought - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Man is the only creature that thinks

Definition 9: focus one's attention on a certain state - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Think big
  • think thin

(think is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Definition 10: decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you think what to do next?

(think is a kind of ...) 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"

(think has a similar meaning as ...) ponder; reflect on, or reason about

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

Definition 11: ponder; reflect on, or reason about - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(think is a kind of ...) 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"

(think has a similar meaning as ...) decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

"Can you think what to do next?"

Definition 12: have or formulate in the mind - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • think good thoughts

(think is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 13: dispose the mind in a certain way - [verb of cognition]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you really think so?

(think is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 14: imagine or visualize - [verb of creation]

Samples where think or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(think is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

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