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Synonyms of think in English:


  • 1 do you think Isobel will come? we thought he must have gone home
    believe, be of the opinion, have as one's opinion, be of the view, be under the impression;
    expect, imagine, anticipate;
    conclude, determine, reason
    North American informalfigure
  • 2 his family was thought to be enormously rich
    regard as, view as
  • 3 Jack thought for a moment
    ponder, reflect, deliberate, meditate, contemplate, muse, cogitate, ruminate, be lost in thought, be in a brown study, brood;
    concentrate, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains
    [Antonyms] act, leap into action
  • 4 he began thinking about a career in politics
  • 5 she thought of all the visits she had made to her father
  • 6 she forced herself to think of how he must be feeling
  • Phrases

    think better of

    Lisa was about to say no, but then she thought better of it
    have second thoughts about, think twice about, think again about, change one's mind about;
    reconsider, decide against
    informalget cold feet about

    think nothing of

    he thinks nothing of getting up at two or three o'clock in the morning
    consider normal, consider usual, consider routine, take in one's stride, not think twice about;
    have no problems with, have no compunction about, have no hesitation about

    think something over

    she went home to think over his offer
    consider, contemplate, deliberate about, weigh up, consider the pros and cons of, mull over, ponder, reflect on, muse on, ruminate on

    think something up

    the idea was thought up by one of my technology students


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  • why don't you have a think about it?
    ponder, muse, spell/period of deliberation/reflection/contemplation
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