- 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.
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Origin of Think
From Middle English thinken, thynken, thenken, thenchen, from Old English þencan (“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 *þankijanÄ… (“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 tænke (“to think"), Swedish tänka (“to think"), Norwegian tenke (“to think"), Icelandic þekkja (“to know, recognise, identify, perceive"), Latin tongeō (“know").
Middle English thenken from Old English thencan tong- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English þyncan
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