What is the meaning of think?


  • An instance of deliberate thinking.
    • usage: "I need to give it a good think"


  • Judge or regard; look upon; judge.
    • usage: "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"
  • Expect, believe, or suppose.
    • usage: "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"
  • Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments.
    • usage: "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
  • Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection.
    • usage: "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"
  • Imagine or visualize.
    • usage: "Just think-you could be rich one day"; "Think what a scene it must have been"
  • Focus one's attention on a certain state.
    • usage: "Think big"; "think thin"
  • Have in mind as a purpose.
    • usage: "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"; "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night"
  • Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting.
    • usage: "Can you think what to do next"
  • Ponder; reflect on, or reason about.
    • usage: "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
  • Dispose the mind in a certain way.
    • usage: "Do you really think so"
  • Have or formulate in the mind.
    • usage: "think good thoughts"
  • Be capable of conscious thought.
    • usage: "Man is the only creature that thinks"
  • Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation.
    • usage: "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
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