think of

/θɪŋk əv/

/θɪŋk əv/

Other forms: thought of; thinking of; thinks of

Definitions of think of
  1. verb
    devise or invent
    “no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software”
    synonyms: concoct, dream up, hatch, think up
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    idealise, idealize
    form ideals
    cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture
    make up something artificial or untrue
    mythologise, mythologize
    construct a myth
    unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
    concoct, trump up
    make up a story
    vamp, vamp up
    make up
    type of:
    create by mental act, create mentally
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
  2. verb
    intend to refer to
    “I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France”
    synonyms: have in mind, mean
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    advert, bring up, cite, mention, name, refer
    make reference to
    commend, remember
    mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
    speak of the devil
    mention someone's name who just then appears
    mention favorably, as in prayer
    cite, quote
    refer to for illustration or proof
    touch on
    refer to or discuss briefly
    appeal, invoke
    cite as an authority; resort to
    refer to people that one assumes one's interlocutors admire in order to try to impress them
    bring up, raise
    put forward for consideration or discussion
    drag up, dredge up
    mention something unpleasant from the past
    refer from one entry to another, as in catalogues, books, and lists
    type of:
    associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in
    make a logical or causal connection
  3. verb
    choose in one's mind
    Think of any integer between 1 and 25”
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    choose, pick out, select, take
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  4. verb
    look on as or consider
    “He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician”
    synonyms: esteem, look on, look upon, perceive, regard as, repute, take to be
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    believe, conceive, consider, think
    judge or regard; look upon; judge
  5. verb
    keep in mind for attention or consideration
    synonyms: remember
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    bury, forget
    dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
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    bear in mind, mind
    keep in mind
    keep in one's mind
    keep note
    maintain in the forefront of one's awareness
    characterise, characterize, qualify
    describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    attend to, take to heart
    get down to; pay attention to; take seriously
    differentiate, distinguish, mark
    be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    reveal clearly as having a certain character
  6. verb
    take into consideration, have in view
    synonyms: entertain, flirt with, think about, toy with
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    consider as a possibility

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