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Etymology 1

Old English þencan

Verb

Infinitive
to think

Third person singular
thinks

Simple past
thought

Past participle
thought

Present participle
thinking

to think (third-person singular simple present thinks, present participle thinking, simple past and past participle thought)
  1. (transitive) to ponder, to go over in one's head
    Idly, the detective thought what his next move should be.
  2. (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.
    I thought for three hours about the problem and still couldn’t find the solution.
  3. (intransitive) to conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of or on)
    I tend to think of her as rather ugly.
  4. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that).
    I think she is pretty, contrary to most people.
  5. (transitive) To guess; to reckon.
    I think she’ll pass the examination.
  6. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.
    At the time I thought his adamant refusal to give in right.
    I hope you won’t think me stupid if I ask you what that means.
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Noun

Singular
think

Plural
-

think (-)
  1. An act of thinking; consideration (of something).
    I'll have a think about that and let you know.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old English þyncan.

Verb

think (obsolete except in archaic methinks)

  1. (intransitive) To seem, to appear.

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