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[verb ree-thingk; noun ree-thingk]
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verb (used with or without object), re·thought, re·think·ing.
  1. to reconsider, especially profoundly.
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  1. the act of reconsidering.
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Origin of rethink

First recorded in 1690–1700; re- + think1
Related formsre·think·er, noun
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reevaluate, reexamine, amend, rework, revise, reassess, rehash, retrace, review, rearrange, emend, polish, correct, replan

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verb (riːˈθɪŋk) -thinks, -thinking or -thought
  1. to think about (something) again, esp with a view to changing one's tactics or opinions
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noun (ˈriːˌθɪŋk)
  1. the act or an instance of thinking again
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Word Origin and History for rethink


1700, from re- "back, again" + think (v.). Related: Rethinking.

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