rethink etymology

English word rethink comes from English think, English re-

Detailed word origin of rethink

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
think English (eng) (intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.. (intransitive) To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).. (transitive) To be of the opinion (that).. (transitive) To consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.. (transitive) To guess; to reckon.. (transitive) To ponder, to go over in one's [...]
re- English (eng) A completive or intensification of the base; up, a-, out. Again, anew. Back, backward.
rethink English (eng) To think again about a problem. The act of thinking again about something.

Words with the same origin as rethink

Descendants of re-
reborn rebuild recall recognize reconsider reconstruction recover recreate redo refill relay release remark reopen repair replace replacement reschedule reset resign resort retire rewind rewrite