(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. See thought.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To examine with the mind]
Syn. cogitate, reason, deliberate, ideate, muse, ponder, consider, contemplate, deliberate, stop to consider, study, reflect, imagine, conceive, examine, think twice, estimate, evaluate, appraise, resolve, ruminate, scan, confer, consult, meditate, meditate upon, take under consideration, have on one's mind, brood over, speculate, weigh, have in mind, keep in mind, bear in mind, mull over*, turn over*, cudgel one's brains*, sweat over*, stew*, bone*, beat one's brains*, rack one's brains*, use the old bean*, do some tall headwork*, do some hefty headwork*, figure out*, put on one's thinking cap*, use one's head*, pick one's steps*, hammer away at*, hammer out*, bury oneself in*; see also analyze 1 .
Ant. neglect*, take for granted, accept.
2. [To believe]
Syn. be convinced, deem, hold; see believe 1 .
3. [To suppose]
Syn. imagine, guess, presume; see assume 1 .
4. [To form in the mind]
Syn. conceive, invent, create; see imagine 1 .
5. [To remember]
Syn. recollect, recall, reminisce; see remember 1 , 2 .
Syn.- think is the general word meaning to exercise the mental faculties so as to form ideas, arrive at conclusions, etc. [ learn to think clearly ] ; reason implies a logical sequence of thought, starting with what is known or assumed and advancing to a definite conclusion through the inferences drawn [ he reasoned that she would accept ] ; cogitate is used, sometimes humorously, of a person who is, or appears to be, thinking seriously or hard [ I was cogitating , not daydreaming ] ; reflect implies a turning of one's thoughts on or back on a subject and connotes deep or quiet continued thought [ he reflected on the day's events ] ; speculate implies a reasoning on the basis of incomplete or uncertain evidence and therefore stresses the conjectural character of the opinions formed [ to speculate on the possibility of life on Mars ] ; deliberate implies careful and thorough consideration of a matter in order to arrive at a conclusion [ the jury deliberated on the case ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. contemplate meditate, cogitate, ponder, concentrate, focus on, study, analyze, intellectualize, turn over in one's mind, evaluate, reflect, deliberate, mull over, ruminate, consider, deduce, reason, conceive, imagine, picture, remember, marshal one's thoughts.
2. believe judge, opine, suppose, assume, presume, surmise, gather, guess, imagine, understand, reckon, conclude, estimate.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To think or think about carefully and at length: chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, entertain, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh. Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain. See THOUGHTS. 2. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments: cerebrate, cogitate, deliberate, ratiocinate, reflect, speculate. Idioms: put on one's thinking cap, use one's head. See THOUGHTS. 3. To view in a certain way: believe, feel, hold, sense. See OPINION. 4. To regard in an appraising way: believe, repute, suppose. See BELIEF. 5. To have an opinion: believe, consider, deem, hold, opine. Informal: figure, judge. Idiom: be of the opinion. See OPINION. 6. To renew an image or thought in the mind: bethink, mind, recall, recollect, remember, reminisce, retain, revive. Idiom: bring to mind. See REMEMBER. 7. To form mental images of: conceive, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, image, imagine, picture, see, vision, visualize. Informal: feature. See THOUGHTS.

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