think Definition

  • 1to have a particular opinion, belief, or idea about someone or something
  • 2to use your mind to consider something carefully in order to make a decision
  • 3to remember or imagine something in a particular way

Using think: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "think" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I think he's a great actor.

  • Example

    I need some time to think about it before I decide.

  • Example

    I always think of you when I hear that song.

  • Example

    I don't think we've met before.

think Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using think

  • to think creatively and unconventionally


    We need to think outside the box if we want to come up with a truly innovative solution.

  • think on one's feet

    to be able to think and react quickly in a difficult situation


    As a teacher, you need to be able to think on your feet and adapt to unexpected challenges.

  • to have a very high opinion of someone


    I think the world of my grandmother; she's always been there for me.

Phrases with think

  • think ahead

    to plan for the future


    It's important to think ahead and save money for unexpected expenses.

  • to say what one is thinking, especially when trying to solve a problem


    She likes to think out loud when she's working on a project.

  • to consider something carefully before deciding to do it


    You should think twice before quitting your job without another one lined up.

Origins of think

from Old English 'thencan', meaning 'to conceive in the mind'


Summary: think in Brief

The verb 'think' [θɪŋk] refers to forming opinions, considering options, and recalling or imagining things. It can be used to express beliefs like 'I think he's a great actor,' or to describe decision-making processes like 'I need some time to think about it.' Phrases like 'think outside the box' and idioms like 'think on one's feet' denote creative and quick thinking, respectively.

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