an instance of deliberate thinking; "I need to give it a good think"
bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation; "She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam"
be capable of conscious thought; "Man is the only creature that thinks"
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"
have or formulate in the mind; "think good thoughts"
expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
dispose the mind in a certain way; "Do you really think so?"
focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
ponder; reflect on, or reason about; "Think the matter through"; "Think how hard life in Russia must be these days"
decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting; "Can you think what to do next?"
imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
leave unchanged; "let it be"
actively cause something to happen; "I let it be known that I was not interested"
make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off"
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; "His voice took on a sad tone"; "The story took a new turn"; "he adopted an air of superiority"; "She assumed strange manners"; "The gods assume human or animal form in these fables"
take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof; "I assume his train was late"
take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
occupy or take on; "He assumes the lotus position"; "She took her seat on the stage"; "We took our seats in the orchestra"; "She took up her position behind the tree"; "strike a pose"
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"