Synonyms of think in English:


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1‘do you think Isobel will come?’

believe, be of the opinion, have as one's opinion, be of the view, be under the impression
expect, imagine, anticipate
surmise, suppose, conjecture, guess, fancy
conclude, determine, reason
informal reckon
North American informal figure
formal opine
archaic ween

2‘his family was thought to be enormously rich’

deem, judge, hold, reckon, consider, presume, estimate
regard as, view as

3‘Jack thought for a moment’

ponder, reflect, deliberate, meditate, contemplate, muse, cogitate, ruminate, be lost in thought, be in a brown study, brood
concentrate, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains
informal put on one's thinking cap, sleep on it
rare cerebrate

act, leap into action

4‘he began thinking about a career in politics’

consider, contemplate, give thought to, entertain the idea of, deliberate about, weigh up, turn over in one's mind, mull over, chew over, reflect on, ruminate about, muse on
North American think on

5‘she thought of all the visits she had made to her father’

recall, remember, recollect, call to mind, bring to mind, think back to, review

6‘she forced herself to think of how he must be feeling’

imagine, picture, visualize, envisage, envision
dream about, fantasize about


1‘why don't you have a think about it?’

ponder, muse, period of contemplation, period of deliberation, period of reflection, spell of contemplation, spell of deliberation, spell of reflection


    think nothing of

    ‘he thinks nothing of getting up at two or three o'clock in the morning’

    consider normal, consider usual, consider routine, take in one's stride, not think twice about
    have no problems with, have no compunction about, have no hesitation about
    think something up

    ‘the idea was thought up by one of my technology students’

    devise, dream up, come up with, invent, create, concoct, contrive, improvise, make up
    hit on
    think better of

    ‘Lisa was about to say no, but then she thought better of it’

    have second thoughts about, think twice about, think again about, change one's mind about
    reconsider, decide against
    informal get cold feet about
    think something over

    ‘she went home to think over his offer’

    consider, contemplate, deliberate about, weigh up, consider the pros and cons of, mull over, ponder, reflect on, muse on, ruminate on