- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)v. i. ponder, contemplate, meditate, theorize, conjecture, surmise; gamble, play the market.II(Roget's IV) v.1. [To think]Syn. contemplate, meditate, muse, reflect, conjecture, theorize, hypothesize, hazard an opinion, consider, cogitate, beat the brains*, wear out the gray matter*; see also think .Ant. neglect*, take for granted, ignore.2. [To gamble in business]Syn. risk, hazard, venture, margin up*, be long of the market*, pour money into*, play the market*, take a chance*; see also gamble 1 .See Synonym Study at think .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.1. think about meditate, ponder, reflect, deliberate, contemplate, cogitate, weigh, ruminate, muse, *chew over, deliberate, *turn over in one's mind, mull over.2.risk invest, venture, *toss the dice, buy stocks, sell stocks, gamble, *play the market, trade.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments: cerebrate, cogitate, deliberate, ratiocinate, reflect, think. Idioms: put on one's thinking cap, use one's head. See THOUGHTS. 2. To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information: conjecture, guess, infer, suppose, surmise. See OPINION. 3. To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation: hypothesize, theorize. See BELIEF, THOUGHTS. 4. To take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage: gamble, venture. Idiom: take a flyer. See GAMBLING.
English dictionary for students. 2013.