Definition of rethink in English:

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verb (past and past participle rethought)

Pronunciation: /riːˈθɪŋk/
[with object]
Consider or assess (something, especially a course of action) again, especially in order to change it: the government were forced to rethink their plans
More example sentences
  • She once again walked to the L-train station and rethought her plan about using the train instead of a car.
  • I'm rethinking my lifestyle because of the sad economical situation we are facing.
  • When Rob and Louise are suddenly both laid off, their wedding plans are put on hold as they find themselves rethinking their entire lives.


Pronunciation: /ˈriːθɪŋk/
[in singular]
A reassessment, especially one that results in changes being made: a last-minute rethink of their tactics
More example sentences
  • I think a rethink of the whole franchise is in order.
  • Indeed, there is even speculation that unless this current muddle can be resolved, the regulator may even be forced to call time on the price rises and order a rethink on the whole matter.
  • But the traditional licensing arrangement is undergoing a major rethink.

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