Definition of rethink in English:


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Pronunciation: /riːˈθɪŋk
(past and past participle rethought) [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
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    • 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
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  • A reassessment, especially one that results in changes being made: a last-minute rethink of their tactics
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    • 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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