He thinks just like you do—always worrying.
When you believe that the sky is blue, this is an example of when you think the sky is blue.
When you pause to consider your position on an issue, this is an example of when you think about the issue.
If you believe someone is wrong but you want to say so nicely, this is an example of when you could say "I think you are wrong."
Think the happiest thought you can think.
Think first of the ones you love.
A think book.
He thinks of himself as a wit. It's later than you think.
He thought himself into a panic over the impending examination.
My cold made it difficult to think.
They are thinking about moving.
Thinking good thoughts.
Many think her charming.
They think they can come.
Think what your next move should be.
Thinking to do right.
Learn to think.
I just think so.
Think before you act.
Give it a good think.
I thought for three hours about the problem and still couldn't find the solution.
I tend to think of her as rather ugly.
I'll have a think about that and let you know.
- When one considers the matter; on reflection:Come to think of it, that road back there was the one we were supposed to take.
- To speak one's thoughts audibly.
- To change one's mind about; reconsider.
- To plan ambitiously or on a grand scale.
- To regard as inferior; have a poor opinion of.
- To give little consideration to; regard as routine or usual:Thought nothing of a 50-mile trip every day.
- To weigh something carefully:I'd think twice before spending all that money on clothes.
- to admire or love greatly
- to form a more favorable opinion of
- to make a more sensible or practical decision about, after reconsidering
- to regard as proper or appropriate
- to attach little (or no) importance, value, etc. to
- to have little (or no) hesitancy about
- you're welcome!
- to give thought or consideration to
- to think about completely or to the end
- to work out, solve, discover, or plan by thinking
- to speak one's thoughts as they occur
- to give thought to; ponder well, as for reconsideration
- to think about until one reaches a conclusion or resolution
- to reconsider; pause to think about again
- to invent, contrive, plan, etc. by thinking
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of think
- Middle English thenken from Old English thencan tong- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English thinken, thynken, thenken, thenchen, from Old English Ã¾encan (“to meditate, cogitate, consider; think, have in mind; suppose, imagine, hold as an opinion or belief; think of, consider, employ the mind on a subject, reason"), from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾ankijanÄ… (“to think, suppose, perceive"), from Proto-Indo-European *tong-, *teng- (“to think, feel, know"). Cognate with Scots think, thynk (“to think"), North Frisian teenk, taanke, tanke, tÃ¥nke (“to think"), Saterland Frisian toanke (“to think"), West Frisian tinke (“to think"), Dutch denken (“to think"), Low German denken (“to think"), dinken, German denken (“to think"), Danish tÃ¦nke (“to think"), Swedish tÃ¤nka (“to think"), Norwegian tenke (“to think"), Icelandic Ã¾ekkja (“to know, recognise, identify, perceive"), Latin tongeÅ (“know").
- From Old English Ã¾yncan