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Noun: thought  thot
  1. The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    "the thought never entered my mind";
    - idea
     
  2. The process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    "she paused for thought";
    - thinking, thought process, cerebration, intellection, mentation
     
  3. The organized beliefs of a period, group or individual
    "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"
     
  4. A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    "what are your thoughts on Haiti?";
    - opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view
Verb: think (thought)  thingk
  1. Judge or regard; look upon
    "I think he is very smart";
    - believe, consider, conceive
     
  2. Expect to be true; believe
    "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen";
    - opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess, daresay, dare say
     
  3. Use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
    "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere";
    - cogitate, cerebrate
     
  4. Have and bring to mind a memory of something; bring back knowledge from memory
    "I can't think what her last name was";
    - remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect
     
  5. Imagine or visualize
    "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
     
  6. Focus one's attention on a certain state
    "Think big"; "think thin"
     
  7. Have in mind as a purpose
    "She didn't think to harm me"; "We thought to return early that night";
    - intend, mean
     
  8. Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting
    "Can you think what to do next?"
     
  9. Ponder; reflect on, or reason about
    "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
     
  10. Dispose the mind in a certain way
    "Do you really think so?"
     
  11. Have or formulate in the mind
    "think good thoughts"
     
  12. Be capable of conscious thought
    "Man is the only creature that thinks"
     
  13. Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation
    "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"

Derived forms: thoughts

See also: think back, think out, think over, think up

Type of: alter, anticipate, belief, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], change, cognitive content, conceive of, concentrate, content, envisage, evaluate, expect, focus, higher cognitive process, ideate, imagine, judge, mental object, modify, pass judgment, pore, rivet

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