[verb ree-thingk; noun ree-thingk]
- to reconsider, especially profoundly.
- the act of reconsidering.
Origin of rethink
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Examples from the Web for rethink
I hope it gets liberals to vote this November, and gets moderates to rethink their positions.Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning
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In the aftermath of the accident, House began to rethink his life.Surviving War Doesn’t Turn All Veterans into Victims, Sometimes it Helps Them Grow
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But it would appear their use for the separatists was for a more short-term goal: to cause the government to rethink its assault.Eastern Ukraine Explodes, Russian Invasion Grows More Likely
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When the president of the United States and his spymaster sound like Putin, it might be time to rethink things.Did Putin or Obama Say ‘We Don’t Have a Domestic Spying Program’?
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If it is successful, perhaps the dummies who determine what we see on television will rethink their mantra.The New 'Cosmos' Reboot Marks a Promising New Era for Science
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- to think about (something) again, esp with a view to changing one's tactics or opinions
- the act or an instance of thinking again
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Word Origin and History for rethink
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