Definition of “rethink” - English Dictionary

“rethink” in British English

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rethinkverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ us /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ rethought

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“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-time mayor.

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“rethink” in Business English

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rethinkverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌriːˈθɪŋk/ us 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 male shoppers, rethinking how their goods are marketed and displayed.
The agency needs to rethink its strategy.

rethinknoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈriːθɪŋk/ us 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 safety policies.
a complete/fundamental/radical rethink A fundamental rethink on executive pay is needed.

(Definition of “rethink” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)