Le verbe think en anglais : conjugaison, définition, synonymes et expressions

Modes, temps : découvrez toute la conjugaison de think en anglais, mais également les différentes définitions de ce mot, ses synonymes, expressions et phrasal verbs !

Tableaux de conjugaison de think en anglais

Conjugaison du verbe think à l’indicatif

Le verbe think au present simple

  • I think
  • You think
  • He/she/it thinks
  • We think
  • You think
  • They think

Le verbe think au present continuous

  • I am thinking
  • You are thinking
  • He/she/it is thinking
  • We are thinking
  • You are thinking
  • They are thinking

Le verbe think au past simple

  • I thought
  • You thought
  • He/she/it thought
  • We thought
  • You thought
  • They thought

Le verbe think au past continuous

  • I was thinking
  • You were thinking
  • He/she/it was thinking
  • We were thinking
  • You were thinking
  • They were thinking

Le verbe think au present perfect

  • I have thought
  • You have thought
  • He/she/it has thought
  • We have thought
  • You have thought
  • They have thought

Le verbe think au present perfect continuous

  • I have been thinking
  • You have been thinking
  • He/she/it has been thinking
  • We have been thinking
  • You have been thinking
  • They have been thinking

Le verbe think au past perfect

  • I had thought
  • You had thought
  • He/she/it had thought
  • We had thought
  • You had thought
  • They had thought

Le verbe think au past perfect continuous

  • I had been thinking
  • You had been thinking
  • He/she/it had been thinking
  • We had been thinking
  • You had been thinking
  • They had been thinking

Le verbe think au future

  • I will think
  • You will think
  • He/she/it will think
  • We will think
  • You will think
  • They will think

Le verbe think au future continuous

  • I will be thinking
  • You will be thinking
  • He/she/it will be thinking
  • We will be thinking
  • You will be thinking
  • They will be thinking

Le verbe think au future perfect

  • I will have thought
  • You will have thought
  • He/she/it will have thought
  • We will have thought
  • You will have thought
  • They will have thought

Le verbe think au future perfect continuous

  • I will have been thinking
  • You will have been thinking
  • He/she/it will have been thinking
  • We will have been thinking
  • You will have been thinking
  • They will have been thinking

Conjugaison du verbe think au conditionnel

Le verbe think au conditional present

  • I would think
  • You would think
  • He/she/it would think
  • We would think
  • You would think
  • They would think

Le verbe think au conditional present continuous

  • I would be thinking
  • You would be thinking
  • He/she/it would be thinking
  • We would be thinking
  • You would be thinking
  • They would be thinking

Le verbe think au conditional perfect

  • I would have thought
  • You would have thought
  • He/she/it would have thought
  • We would have thought
  • You would have thought
  • They would have thought

Le verbe think au conditional perfect continuous

  • I would have been thinking
  • You would have been thinking
  • He/she/it would have been thinking
  • We would have been thinking
  • You would have been thinking
  • They would have been thinking

Les autres formes

L’infinitif de think

  • to think

Participe présent de think

  • thinking

Participe passé de think

  • thought

L’impératif de think

  • think
  • let’s think

Note : to think est un verbe irrégulier. Découvrez la liste des verbes irréguliers anglais.

Définition de think en anglais

Que veut dire le verbe think en anglais ?

Le Cambridge Dictionary donne plusieurs définitions du verbe think.

Penchons-nous sur les principales :

1. To believe something or have an opinion or idea

I don’t think we have every single answer right now.
→ Je ne pense pas que nous ayons toutes les réponses pour le moment.

2. To stay with someone or something, such as a child, for a short time to make certain that he, she, or it is safe

My mother is always thinking of others before herself.
→ Ma mère pense toujours aux autres avant elle-même.

3. To be careful of something

They’re thinking of buying a new house.
→ Ils songent à acheter une nouvelle maison.

4. To use the brain to plan something, solve a problem, understand a situation, etc.

He thinks too much and feels too little.
→ Il pense trop et ne ressent pas assez.

4. To remember or imagine

I was thinking about what you said before and you’re right.
→ Je pensais à ce que tu as dit avant et tu as raison.

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Les phrasal verbs avec think en anglais

Rappel : les phrasal verbs (ou “verbes à particule”) sont des verbes qui, lorsqu’ils sont suivis d’un autre mot (la particule), voient leur sens initial complété ou modifié.

Voici les principaux phrasal verbs formés sur le verbe think :

  • think ahead → anticiper, prévoir
  • think back on something → se rappeler/se remémorer/repenser à quelque chose
  • think something over → (bien) réfléchir à quelque chose
  • think something through → réfléchir sérieusement à quelque chose
  • think something up → imaginer, inventer

Les synonymes de think en anglais

En fonction du contexte, vous pouvez remplacer le verbe to think par l’un des verbes suivants :

  • analyze → analyser
  • assume → présumer
  • believe → croire
  • comprehend → comprendre
  • conceive → concevoir
  • consider → considérer
  • feel → ressentir
  • imagine → imaginer
  • ponder → réfléchir
  • presume → présumer

Expressions avec think en anglais

  • dread to think → préférer de pas y penser
  • great minds think alike → les grands esprits se rencontrent
  • I think, therefore I am → je pense, donc je suis
  • not think much of something/somebody (familier) → ne pas être emballé par quelque chose/quelqu’un
  • over-think/overthink → trop réfléchir
  • think again (interjection) → détrompe-toi/détrompez-vous
  • think hard → se casser la tête/se creuser la cervelle
  • think highly of something/somebody → penser beaucoup de bien de quelque chose/quelqu’un
  • think nothing of it (interjection) → je t’en prie/je vous en prie/de rien
  • think on your feet → être réactif
  • think outside the box → faire preuve d’imagination/sortir des sentiers battus
  • think the world of somebody (familier) → tenir quelqu’un en haute estime/idolâtrer/aduler
  • think twice about something → y réfléchir à deux fois

À l’instar de to tell, to send, to leave, to fly et to draw, to think est aussi un verbe irrégulier. Vous devez donc particulièrement faire attention aux terminaisons du passé.

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