rethink

rethink
[[t]ri͟ːθɪ̱ŋk[/t]]
rethinks, rethinking, rethought
1) VERB If you rethink something such as a problem, a plan, or a policy, you think about it again and change it.

[V n] Both major political parties are having to rethink their policies...

[V n] I think all of us need to rethink our attitudes toward health and sickness. [Also V]

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rethinking N-UNCOUNT

...some fundamental rethinking of the way in which pilots are trained.

2) N-SING: oft N of/on n If you have a rethink of a problem, a plan, or a policy, you think about it again and change it. [JOURNALISM]

There must be a rethink of government policy towards this vulnerable group.


English dictionary. 2008.

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