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
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References in classic literature ?
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.
I'm not going to think about it at all until I know whether I can go or not," said Anne resolutely.
Now, though he did not intend to think about him, memories of him constantly drifted into his mind.
Various people are trying to think about whether you could build a regulatory agency, a kind of hyped-up FDA that dealt with more than just safety issues and dealt with some of the broader issues.
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.
If you enjoy patronizing the site, this report won't likely prevent you from doing so in the future, though it might give you a thing or two to think about.
If you think about the way blades are architected and deployed, that's customer type.