1. To have or formulate in the mind.
2. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
Think how complex language is. Think the matter through.
3. To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering:
thinking what to do.
4. To judge or regard; look upon:
I think it only fair.
5. To believe; suppose:
always thought he was right.
6. To expect; hope:
They thought she'd arrive early.
7. To intend:
They thought they'd take their time.
8. To call to mind; remember:
I can't think what her name was.
9. To visualize; imagine:
Think what a scene it will be at the reunion.
10. To devise or evolve; invent:
thought up a plan to get rich quick.
11. To bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation:
He thought himself into a panic over the impending examination.
12. To concentrate one's thoughts on:
“Think languor”(Diana Vreeland)
13. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
14. To weigh or consider an idea:
They are thinking about moving.
15. To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention:
No one before had thought of bifocal glasses.
16. To recall a thought or an image to mind:
She thought of her childhood when she saw the movie.
17. To believe; suppose:
He thinks of himself as a wit. It's later than you think.
18. To have care or consideration:
Think first of the ones you love.
19. To dispose the mind in a given way:
Do you think so?
20. Requiring much thought to create or assimilate:
a think book.
21. The act or an instance of deliberate or extended thinking; a meditation.
22. When one considers the matter; on reflection:
Come to think of it, that road back there was the one we were supposed to take.
23. To speak one's thoughts audibly.
24. To give little consideration to; regard as routine or usual:
thought nothing of a 50-mile trip every day.
25. To weigh something carefully:
I'd think twice before spending all that money on clothes.
26. Middle English thenken
27. from Old English thencan * see tong-
源自 古英语 thencan *参见 tong-
28. The central meaning shared by these verbs is “to use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas or drawing inferences”:
thought before answering;
sat in front of the fire cerebrating;
cogitating about business problems;
took time to reflect before deciding;
speculating on what has happened.