think the world of

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Verb1.think the world of - esteem very highly; "She thinks the world of her adviser"
esteem, respect, value, prise, prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
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(θiŋk) past tense, past participle thought (θoːt) verb
1. (often with about) to have or form ideas in one's mind. Can babies think?; I was thinking about my mother.
2. to have or form opinions in one's mind; to believe. He thinks (that) the world is flat; What do you think of his poem?; What do you think about his suggestion?; He thought me very stupid.
3. to intend or plan (to do something), usually without making a final decision. I must think what to do; I was thinking of/about going to London next week.
4. to imagine or expect. I never thought to see you again; Little did he think that I would be there as well.
the act of thinking. Go and have a think about it.
ˈthinker noun
a person who thinks, especially deeply and constructively. He's one of the world's great thinkers.
planned. a well-thought-out campaign.
think better of
1. to think again and decide not to; to reconsider. He was going to ask for more money, but he thought better of it.
2. to think that (someone) could not be so bad etc. I thought better of you than to suppose you would do that.
think highly/well/badly etc of
to have a good, or bad, opinion of. She thought highly of him and his poetry.
think little of / not think much of
to have a very low opinion of. He didn't think much of what I had done; He thought little of my work.
think of
1. to remember to do (something); to keep in one's mind; to consider. You always think of everything!; Have you thought of the cost involved?
2. to remember. I couldn't think of her name when I met her at the party.
3. (with would, ~should, ~not, ~never etc) to be willing to do (something). I would never think of being rude to her; He couldn't think of leaving her.
think out
to plan; to work out in the mind. He thought out the whole operation.
think over
to think carefully about; to consider all aspects of (an action, decision etc). He thought it over, and decided not to go.
think twice (often with about)
to hesitate before doing (something); to decide not to do (something one was intending to do). I would think twice about going, if I were you.
think up
to invent; to devise. He thought up a new process.
think the world of
to be very fond of. He thinks the world of his wife.
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