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Think

To have or formulate in the mind
Think the happiest thought you can think.
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Remember

To recall to the mind with effort; think of again
I finally remembered the address.
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Think

To reason about or reflect on; ponder
Think how complex language is. Think the matter through.
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Remember

To have (something) arise in one's memory; become aware of (something) suddenly or spontaneously
Then I remembered that today is your birthday.
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Think

To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering
Thinking what to do.
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Remember

To retain in the memory
Remember your appointment.
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Think

To judge or regard; look upon
I think it only fair.
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Remember

To keep (someone) in mind as worthy of consideration or recognition.
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Think

To believe; suppose
Always thought he was right.
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Remember

To reward with a gift or tip
Remembered his niece in his will.
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Think

To expect; hope
They thought she'd arrive early.
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Remember

To give greetings from
Remember me to your family.
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Think

To intend
She thinks to defeat the incumbent in the election.
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Remember

(Engineering) To return to (an original shape or form) after being deformed or altered. Used especially of certain materials.
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Think

To call to mind; remember
I can't think what her name was.
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Remember

(Archaic) To remind.
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Think

To visualize; imagine
Think what a scene it will be at the reunion.
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Remember

To have or use the power of memory.
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Think

To devise or evolve; invent
Thought up a plan to get rich quick.
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Remember

To recall something; have a recollection.
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Think

To bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation
He thought himself into a panic over the impending examination.
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Remember

To recall from one's memory; to have an image in one's memory.
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Think

To concentrate one's thoughts on; keep as a point of focus
Think victory.
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Remember

To memorize; to put something into memory.
Please remember this formula!
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Think

To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment
My cold made it difficult to think.
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Remember

To keep in mind, be mindful of
Remember what I've said.
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Think

To consider or weigh an idea
They are thinking about moving.
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Remember

To not forget (to do something required)
Remember to lock the door when you go out.
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Think

To bring a thought to mind by using the imagination
No one before had thought of bifocal glasses.
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Remember

To convey greetings from.
Please remember me to your brother.
She asks to be remembered to you all.
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Think

To recall a thought or an image to mind
She thought of her childhood when she saw the movie.
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Remember

(obsolete) To put in mind; to remind (also used reflexively)
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Think

To have a belief, supposition, or opinion
He thinks of himself as a wit. It's later than you think.
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Remember

(intransitive) To engage in the process of recalling memories.
You don't have to remind him; he remembers very well.
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Think

To have care or consideration
Think first of the ones you love.
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Remember

(transitive) To give (a person) money as a token of appreciation of past service or friendship.
My aunt remembered me in her will, leaving me several thousand pounds.
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Think

To use the mind in a certain way
He thinks just like you do—always worrying.
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Remember

(transitive) to commemorate, to have a remembrance ceremony
Today we remember and honour those who have served.
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Think

Requiring much thought to create or assimilate
A think book.
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Remember

(rare) re-member
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Think

The act or an instance of deliberate or extended thinking; a meditation.
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Remember

To have (a notion or idea) come into the mind again, as previously perceived, known, or felt; to have a renewed apprehension of; to bring to mind again; to think of again; to recollect; as, I remember the fact; he remembers the events of his childhood; I cannot remember dates.
We are said to remember anything, when the idea of it arises in the mind with the consciousness that we have had this idea before.
Sep 19, 2022

Think

(transitive) To ponder, to go over in one's head.
Idly, the detective thought what his next move should be.
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Remember

To be capable of recalling when required; to keep in mind; to be continually aware or thoughtful of; to preserve fresh in the memory; to attend to; to think of with gratitude, affection, respect, or any other emotion.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
That they may have their wages duly paid 'em,And something over to remember me by.
Remember what I warn thee; shun to taste.
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Think

(intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.
I thought for three hours about the problem and still couldn’t find the solution.
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Remember

To put in mind; to remind; - also used reflexively and impersonally.
My friends remembered me of home.
Remember you of passed heaviness.
And well thou wost [knowest] if it remember thee.
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Think

(intransitive) To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).
I tend to think of her as rather ugly.
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Remember

To mention.
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Think

(transitive) To be of opinion (that); to consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.
At the time I thought his adamant refusal to give in right.
I hope you won’t think me stupid if I ask you what that means.
I think she is pretty, contrary to most people.
Boxing is thought to be a dangerous sport.
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Remember

To recall to the mind of another, as in the friendly messages, remember me to him, he wishes to be remembered to you, etc.
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Think

(transitive) To guess; to reckon.
I think she’ll pass the examination.
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Remember

To execise or have the power of memory; as, some remember better than others.
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Think

To plan; to be considering; to be of a mind (to do something).
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Remember

Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;
I can't remember saying any such thing
I can't think what her last name was
Can you remember her phone number?
Do you remember that he once loved you?
Call up memories
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Think

To presume; to venture.
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Remember

Keep in mind for attention or consideration;
Remember the Alamo
Remember to call your mother every day!
Think of the starving children in India!
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Think

To seem, to appear.
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Remember

Recapture the past; indulge in memories;
He remembered how he used to pick flowers
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Think

An act of thinking; consideration (of something).
I'll have a think about that and let you know.
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Remember

Show appreciation to;
He remembered her in his will
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Think

To seem or appear; - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.
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Remember

Mention favourably, as in prayer;
Remember me in your prayers
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Think

To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.
For that I amI know, because I think.
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Remember

Mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship;
Remember me to your wife
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Think

To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
Well thought upon; I have it here.
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Remember

Exercise, or have the power of, memory;
After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember
Some remember better than others
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Think

To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
And when he thought thereon, he wept.
He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
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Remember

Call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony;
We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
Remember the dead of the First World War
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Think

To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.
Let them marry to whom they think best.
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Think

To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
I thought to promote thee unto great honor.
Thou thought'st to help me.
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Think

To presume; to venture.
Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father.
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Think

To conceive; to imagine.
Charity . . . thinketh no evil.
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Think

To plan or design; to plot; to compass.
So little womanhoodAnd natural goodness, as to think the deathOf her own son.
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Think

To believe; to consider; to esteem.
Nor think superfluous other's aid.
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Think

Act of thinking; a thought.
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Think

An instance of deliberate thinking;
I need to give it a good think
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Think

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
Sep 19, 2022

Think

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
Sep 19, 2022

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
Sep 19, 2022

Think

Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;
I can't remember saying any such thing
I can't think what her last name was
Can you remember her phone number?
Do you remember that he once loved you?
Call up memories
Sep 19, 2022

Think

Imagine or visualize;
Just think--you could be rich one day!
Think what a scene it must have been!
Sep 19, 2022

Think

Focus one's attention on a certain state;
Think big
Think thin
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Think

Have in mind as a purpose;
I mean no harm
I only meant to help you
She didn't think to harm me
We thought to return early that night
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Think

Decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting;
Can you think what to do next?
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Think

Ponder; reflect on, or reason about;
Think the matter through
Think how hard life in Russia must be these days
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Think

Dispose the mind in a certain way;
Do you really think so?
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Think

Have or formulate in the mind;
Think good thoughts
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Think

Be capable of conscious thought;
Man is the only creature that thinks
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Think

Bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation;
She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam
Sep 19, 2022

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