1. [ verb ] judge or regard; look upon; judge
Synonyms: believe conceive consider

"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"

Related terms: judge see hold feel impute think_of tend rethink suspect idea consideration
2. [ verb ] expect, believe, or suppose
Synonyms: guess suppose imagine reckon opine

"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"

Related terms: expect suspect suspect divine idea opinion guess supposition
3. [ 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
Synonyms: cerebrate cogitate

"I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"

Related terms: reason plan relate associate think_about chew_over give judge concentrate study puzzle_over reason philosophize rationalize brainstorm chew_over think_up think_out thinking mind cogitation thinker
4. [ verb ] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Synonyms: remember recall recollect call_up call_back remind retrieve

: "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"

Related terms: forget recognize review know remember idea recall recall retrieval
5. [ verb ] imagine or visualize

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

Related terms: imagine
6. [ verb ] focus one's attention on a certain state

"Think big" "think thin"

Related terms: concentrate idea
7. [ verb ] have in mind as a purpose
Synonyms: intend mean

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

Related terms: shall will plan aim design intention
8. [ verb ] dispose the mind in a certain way

"Do you really think so?"

Related terms: thought
9. [ verb ] be capable of conscious thought

"Man is the only creature that thinks"

Related terms: idea
10. [ verb ] bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation

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

Related terms: change
11. [ verb ] decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting

"Can you think what to do next?"

12. [ verb ] ponder; reflect on, or reason about

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

13. [ verb ] have or formulate in the mind

"think good thoughts"

14. [ noun ] (informal) an instance of deliberate thinking

: "I need to give it a good think"

Related terms: deliberation colloquialism remember
Similar spelling:   thunk