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You can search for a word and then just jump around every possible tool they offer to help you understand and use the word: definition, usage, connection, variation, rhymes. You can also create lists of words to save interesting or related words and see other people’s lists.
Here are my highlights from the “think” entry. I picked anything that gave me a deeper understanding of thinking or words I think are fun to say:
v. To have or formulate in the mind; To reason about or reflect on; To devise or evolve; To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
idiom. think big
Cogitate, Muse, Imagine
Hypernyms (words that are more generic or abstract):
Ideate, Envisage, Weighing
Hyponyms (Words that are more specific):
Plan, Speculate, Philosophis(z)ing
“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
Swami Vivekananda (Hindu Monk)
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr. (Activist)
What are your thoughts on thinking? Share what inspires you to think.