[ verb ree-thingk; noun ree-thingk ]
/ verb riˈθɪŋk; noun ˈriˌθɪŋk /
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verb (used with or without object), re·thought, re·think·ing.
to reconsider, especially profoundly.
the act of reconsidering.
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How to use rethink in a sentence
Fortunately, he rethought his stance and ultimately traveled with the team.Speed Read: Highlights From Mariano Rivera’s Memoir, ‘The Closer’|Ben Teitelbaum|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Upon taking over the Oval Office, Obama quickly rethought many long-held beliefs, including his views on executive power.As Anger at Eric Holder Grows, So Does His Value as Obama’s Lightning Rod|Nick Gillespie|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The book needed to be rethought and rewritten from scratch in light of new developments.The "Reality-Based Community" Exacts Its Revenge|Justin Green|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We have similarly rethought our understanding of women, disabled people, and the mentally ill.Bishop Gene Robinson on His New Book ‘God Believes in Love’ & More|David Sessions|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At best her pictures can have an almost Cezanne-like complexity, rethought for our digital age.Digital Dazzle||July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Should he tell all that he had hoped and thought and rethought respecting Jem Agar and Dora?From One Generation to Another|Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for rethink
verb (riːˈθɪŋk) -thinks, -thinking or -thought
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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