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rethink

[v. ree-thingk; n. ree-thingk] /v. riˈθɪŋk; n. ˈriˌθɪŋk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), rethought, rethinking.
1.
to reconsider, especially profoundly.
noun
2.
the act of reconsidering.
Origin of rethink
1690-1700
1690-1700; re- + think1
Related forms
rethinker, noun
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  • It will also require a rethinking of the relation between politicians and constituents.

  • He seemed to be reliving the events, rethinking the thoughts he'd had then.

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  • rethinking the motivations and methods of legislation, even its legitimacy, are goals worthy of being pursued.

British Dictionary definitions for rethinking

rethink

verb (riːˈθɪŋk) -thinks, -thinking, -thought
1.
to think about (something) again, esp with a view to changing one's tactics or opinions
noun (ˈriːˌθɪŋk)
2.
the act or an instance of thinking again
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Word Origin and History for rethinking

rethink

v.

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

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