use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments (Freq. 1)

I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere

Syn: ↑think, ↑cogitate
See Also: ↑think over (for: ↑think), ↑think out (for: ↑think), ↑think up (for: ↑think)
Derivationally related forms:
cerebration, ↑cogitative (for: ↑cogitate), ↑cogitation (for: ↑cogitate), ↑thought (for: ↑think), ↑think (for: ↑think), ↑thinker (for: ↑think), ↑thinking (for: ↑think)
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

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  • cerebrate — v. think, use the brain, use the mind …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • cerebrate — cer•e•brate [[t]ˈsɛr əˌbreɪt[/t]] v. i. brat•ed, brat•ing to use the mind; think • Etymology: 1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, ation cer e•bra′tion, n. cer e•bra′tion•al, adj …   From formal English to slang

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