re·​think | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈthiŋk How to pronounce rethink (audio) \
rethought\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈthȯt How to pronounce rethink (audio) \; rethinking

Definition of rethink

transitive verb

: to think about again : reconsider

intransitive verb

: to engage in reconsideration

Other Words from rethink

rethink \ ˈrē-​ˌthiŋk How to pronounce rethink (audio) , ˈrē-​ˈthiŋk \ noun
rethinker noun

Examples of rethink in a Sentence

You had better rethink your decision. The government is rethinking its policy. He took a moment to rethink.
Recent Examples on the Web That could force air-taxi companies to rethink their business models, perhaps to focus on smaller markets, such as replacing part of the world’s existing fleet of helicopters. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 14 May 2022 There are reasons to rethink some specific aspects of supply chains, especially in China, and businesses are very much in the process of doing so all on their own. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 7 May 2022 Building a digital-only offering could reduce your dependency on the global supply chains that have caused many retailers to rethink their operations over the past year. Jeff Wong, Forbes, 3 May 2022 With so much money having been poured into the space, other players who’ve spent the last four years trying to outdo Netflix may rethink their own priorities. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 His demands jeopardized Democrats’ hopes to lower drug costs, rethink the tax code, expand health insurance, invest anew in child care and boost other safety-net programs - promises that helped the party take control of Congress in the first place. Tony Romm, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2022 While that level of spending should probably be reduced, Netflix must rethink its content strategy more broadly, Greenfield said. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused Zakrajsek, 19, to rethink the mantra’s meaning. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 With these private partners dropped, the IRS could rethink avenues to simplifying the tax-filing process. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rethink

1509, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Rethink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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