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Think of something vs Think over something

think of something—(also: think about something )

1. concentrate one’s attention on smth.; reflect on smth.:

  • I kept thinking of Spain since that’s where we were supposed to go on tour.

2. regard smth. as having a particular quality or purpose:

  • We still tend to think of computers as powerful calculators, skilled at mathematical processes.

3. remember smth.; call smth. to mind:

  • He often thought of the old farm where he lived before being sent to England.

think over somethinggive smth. careful consideration before making a decision, etc.:

  • When he would not take a refusal, I begged him to give me twenty four hours for thinking over the question.