think about

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Verb1.think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - 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"
mind - be concerned with or about something or somebody
look at, deal, consider, take - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
2.think about - take into consideration, have in viewthink about - take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"


verbthink about
2. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments:
3. To view in a certain way:
4. To regard in an appraising way:
5. To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
6. To renew an image or thought in the mind:
7. To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
phrasal verb
think about
To care enough to keep (someone) in mind:
phrasal verb
think of
1. To receive (an idea) and take it into consideration:
2. To care enough to keep (someone) in mind:
phrasal verb
think outphrasal verb
think overphrasal verb
think through
To think or think about carefully and at length:
Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain.
phrasal verb
think up
To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.

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vi +prep obj
(= reflect on) idea, suggestionnachdenken über (+acc); OK, I’ll think about itokay, ich überlege es mir; what are you thinking about?woran denken Sie gerade?; it’s worth thinking aboutdas ist überlegenswert, das wäre zu überlegen; to think twice about somethingsich (dat)etw zweimal überlegen; that’ll give him something to think aboutdas wird ihm zu denken geben
(in progressive tenses: = half intend to) → daran denken, vorhaben; I was thinking about coming to see youich habe vorgehabt or daran gedacht, Sie zu besuchen; we’re thinking about a holiday in Spainwir denken daran, in Spanien Urlaub zu machen
? think of a, b, f
References in classic literature ?
said Polly to herself as she rolled away, feeling as Cinderella probably did when the pumpkin-coach bore her to the first ball, only Polly had two princes to think about, and poor Cinderella, on that occasion, had not even one.
Sydney at the same moment was wishing he was in Tom's place young, comely, and such a familiar friend that Polly would scold and lecture him in the delightful way she did Tom; while Polly forgot them both when the music began and left them ample time to look at her and think about themselves.
If some girls should behave like that I shouldn't make any account of it; but this one is so refined, and looks as if she might be so interesting if I once got to know her, that I think about it a good deal.
She felt that she could not understand them however much she might think about them.
Now, though he did not intend to think about him, memories of him constantly drifted into his mind.
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.
When he began to think about her, Curtis Hartman remembered that she had been to Europe and had lived for two years in New York City.
Perhaps, after all, he only wanted to have something of her to take home to think about.
I might as well begin at once, and give the child something new to think about, for Myra's dismals and Jane's lectures have made her as blue as a little indigo bag.
In answering the question "What do I think about this book?
Even though you could think about how jacked it was, it was something that skating needed, I think.
We have memorized the piece carefully and no longer have to think about the next note.