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I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it.
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Meaning of "think" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THINK

Old English thencan; related to Old Frisian thenza, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denken, Old Norse thekkja, Gothic thagkjan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THINK

think  [θɪŋk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THINK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Think is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb think in English.

WHAT DOES THINK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

think

Thought

Thought can refer to the ideas or arrangements of ideas that result from thinking, the act of producing thoughts, or the process of producing thoughts. Despite the fact that thought is a fundamental human activity familiar to everyone, there is no generally accepted agreement as to what thought is or how it is created. Thoughts are the result or product of spontaneous acts of thinking. Because thought underlies many human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including artificial intelligence, biology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Thinking allows humans to make sense of, interpret, represent or model the world they experience, and to make predictions about that world. It is therefore helpful to an organism with needs, objectives, and desires as it makes plans or otherwise attempts to accomplish those goals. Thoughts are the keys which determine one's goal.

Definition of think in the English dictionary

The first definition of think in the dictionary is to consider, judge, or believe. Other definition of think is often foll by about to exercise the mind as in order to make a decision; ponder. Think is also to be capable of conscious thought.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO THINK

PRESENT

Present
I think
you think
he/she/it thinks
we think
you think
they think
Present continuous
I am thinking
you are thinking
he/she/it is thinking
we are thinking
you are thinking
they are thinking
Present perfect
I have thought
you have thought
he/she/it has thought
we have thought
you have thought
they have thought
Present perfect continuous
I have been thinking
you have been thinking
he/she/it has been thinking
we have been thinking
you have been thinking
they have been thinking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I thought
you thought
he/she/it thought
we thought
you thought
they thought
Past continuous
I was thinking
you were thinking
he/she/it was thinking
we were thinking
you were thinking
they were thinking
Past perfect
I had thought
you had thought
he/she/it had thought
we had thought
you had thought
they had thought
Past perfect continuous
I had been thinking
you had been thinking
he/she/it had been thinking
we had been thinking
you had been thinking
they had been thinking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will think
you will think
he/she/it will think
we will think
you will think
they will think
Future continuous
I will be thinking
you will be thinking
he/she/it will be thinking
we will be thinking
you will be thinking
they will be thinking
Future perfect
I will have thought
you will have thought
he/she/it will have thought
we will have thought
you will have thought
they will have thought
Future perfect continuous
I will have been thinking
you will have been thinking
he/she/it will have been thinking
we will have been thinking
you will have been thinking
they will have been thinking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would think
you would think
he/she/it would think
we would think
you would think
they would think
Conditional continuous
I would be thinking
you would be thinking
he/she/it would be thinking
we would be thinking
you would be thinking
they would be thinking
Conditional perfect
I would have think
you would have think
he/she/it would have think
we would have think
you would have think
they would have think
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been thinking
you would have been thinking
he/she/it would have been thinking
we would have been thinking
you would have been thinking
they would have been thinking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you think
we let´s think
you think
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to think
Past participle
thought
Present Participle
thinking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THINK


blink
blɪŋk
brink
brɪŋk
cinque
sɪŋk
drink
drɪŋk
fink
fɪŋk
hyperlink
ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk
ink
ɪŋk
kink
kɪŋk
link
lɪŋk
mink
mɪŋk
permalink
ˈpɜːməˌlɪŋk
pink
pɪŋk
rethink
riːˈθɪŋk
rink
rɪŋk
shrink
ʃrɪŋk
sink
sɪŋk
sync
sɪŋk
twink
twɪŋk
wink
wɪŋk
zinc
zɪŋk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THINK

thingy
think again
think better of
think less of
think little of
think more of
think much of
think nothing of
think out
think outside the box
think over
think tank
think the world of
think twice
think up
think-tank
thinkable
thinkableness
thinkably
thinker

WORDS THAT END LIKE THINK

bethink
chink
doublethink
forethink
forthink
groupthink
I don´t think
misthink
outthink
overthink
unthink

Synonyms and antonyms of think in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «THINK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «think» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of think

Translation of «think» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THINK

Find out the translation of think to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of think from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «think» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

思考
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pensar
570 millions of speakers

English

think
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लगता है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَفْكِرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

думать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pensar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

penser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berfikir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

denken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

考える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

생각하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mikir
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghĩ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நினைக்கிறேன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विचार करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

düşünmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pensare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomyśleć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вважати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a fi de părere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νομίζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dink
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tänka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tenke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of think

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THINK»

The term «think» is very widely used and occupies the 668 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THINK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «think» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «think» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about think

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «THINK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word think.
1
Red Adair
If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
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Joseph Altuzarra
We're making clothes - we aren't saving the world. I'm not saying that designers aren't artists, but at the end of the day, we make clothes. Hopefully we make beautiful clothes with a message, but in the end it's for people to wear. I think that the hype of fashion has come down a level.
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Odette Annable
I have some girls who I look back on and I think, 'Wow, they were really horrible to me.' I would love an apology from a few girls, but whatever. I'm not holding any grudges. I'm over it.
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Eric Bana
I wasn't going to be a college kid. The only subject I was interested in was English. I think I had a subconscious interest in analyzing story.
5
Carol Bartz
If you sit quiet long enough, you find out what people really think.
6
Kabir Bedi
I think I've had an interesting life. I've done films, TV, theatre and got married. I don't have any regrets.
7
Robert Bork
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself.
8
Mika Brzezinski
I don't want to impose rules on people, but you have only a short window, and you're sorely mistaken if you think you can put off having a family. It's very hard to find a good man, and it's never a 'good time' to have a baby if you have a career.
9
Octavia E. Butler
I had a long period of writing what I think of as 'save the world' novels. 'Fledgling' was a chance to play.
10
Bebe Moore Campbell
African-Americans know about racism, but I don't think we really know the causes. I decided it's first of all a family problem.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THINK»

Discover the use of think in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to think and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
-- Surviving executive design whims "I thought usability was the enemy of design until I read the first edition of this book. Don't Make Me Think! showed me how to put myself in the position of the person who uses my site.
Steve Krug, 2009
2
How Doctors Think
In this myth-shattering work, Jerome Groopman explores the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He pinpints why doctors succeed and why they err.
Jerome Groopman, 2008
3
Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of ...
This isn't the time to Blink. It's time to THINK! -- before it's too late.
Michael R. LeGault, 2006
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Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think
This groundbreaking book defines the emerging field of information visualization and offers the first-ever collection of the classic papers of the discipline, with introductions and analytical discussions of each topic and paper.
Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay, Ben Shneiderman, 1999
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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy
This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice.
Simon Blackburn, 1999
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When Things Start to Think
An inventor analyzes digital intelligence in action as demonstrated by his computerized contrivances, offers insights into the relationship between computation and the structure of matter, and predicts a brave new world of education and ...
Neil A. Gershenfeld, 2000
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Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the ...
Author George Lakoff has become a key advisor to the Democratic party, helping them develop their message and frame the political debate. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments.
George Lakoff, 2008
8
"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further ...
" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life.
Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton, 2011
9
Paid to Think: A Leader's Toolkit for Redefining Your Future
In "Paid to Think," international consultant David Goldsmith presents his groundbreaking approach to leadership and management based on research revealing the twelve specific activities that all leaders perform on a daily basis, and he ...
David Goldsmith, 2012
10
You Are What You Think
This popular, revolutionary book will help you: * choose healthy, positive thoughts * respond rather than react to circumstances * overcome guilt, anger, anxiety, and stress * release the power of faith * and more You can use self-talk to ...
David Stoop, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THINK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term think is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why slow thinking wins
Research regularly suggests that so-called slow thinking requires more disciplined thought and yields more productive decision-making than quick reactions, ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
Well | Think Like a Doctor: Limping Along
Every month, the Diagnosis column of The New York Times Magazine asks Well readers to sift through a difficult medical case and solve a diagnostic riddle. «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Well | Think Like a Doctor: Limping Along Solved!
This is actually Mr. Madara's second “Think Like a Doctor” win. Perhaps we are a lot more animal-like than we give ourselves credit for. The Diagnosis. Vitamin C ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
They think, therefore they are
How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People. By Sudhir Hazareesingh. Allen Lane; 427 pages; £20. To be published in America by ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
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Well | Think Like a Doctor: Strange Vision
Using Dr. Google, the patient diagnosed herself with migraines and didn't think much of it. But other strange symptoms took her to a doctor, and an M.R.I. ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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Well | Think Like a Doctor: Strange Vision Solved!
On Thursday, we challenged Well readers to figure out why a previously healthy 31-year-old woman suddenly began having strokes. I thought this was a ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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No One Can Think Outside the Box
But here's the thing. Uber, Netflix, and Apple also think inside boxes. So do you. So do I. A box is a frame, a paradigm, a habit, a perspective, a silo, ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jun 15»
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Developing Employees Who Think for Themselves
When we talk to managers about what their workers are lacking, we hear a common refrain: “We need employees who can think, not just follow orders. «blogs.hbr.org, Jun 15»
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Well | Think Like a Doctor: Taking a Stand Solved
Many of you recognized that this was likely to be a genetic disorder, though I greatly admired the “House”-ian thinking that led to a host of possible reasons why ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Well | Think Like a Doctor: Taking a Stand
You can ask me for any additional history you think might be helpful and, if known, I'll provide it. After that, it's up to you to use this information to make the correct ... «New York Times, May 15»

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