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Meaning of “rethink” in the English Dictionary

"rethink" in British English

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rethinkverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ (rethought)
rethink
noun [S] uk   us   /ˈriː.θɪŋk/
This new ​informationmeans we should have a rethink.
(Definition of rethink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rethink" in American English

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rethinkverb [T]

 us   /riˈθɪŋk/ (past tense and past participle rethought  /riˈθɔt/ )
to ​think again about something, such as a ​plan in ​order to ​change or ​improve it: It’s ​time to rethink whether we need a ​part-time or ​full-timemayor.
(Definition of rethink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rethink" in Business English

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rethinkverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ (rethought, rethought)
to ​think again about a ​plan, ​idea, or ​system in ​order to ​change or ​improve it: The ​company is rethinking its ​position on homeworkers.rethink how/what etc. Retailers are ​paying more ​attention to ​maleshoppers, rethinking how their ​goods are ​marketed and ​displayed. The ​agencyneeds to rethink its ​strategy.

rethinknoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈriːθɪŋk/ (also rethinking [S])
an ​act of ​thinking again about a ​plan, ​idea, or ​system in ​order to ​change or ​improve it: The incident ​led to a rethink of the department's ​health and ​safetypolicies.a complete/fundamental/radical rethink A ​fundamental rethink on ​executivepay is needed.
(Definition of rethink from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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