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 for To think better of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Think \Think\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thought; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Thinking.] [OE. thinken, properly, to seem, from AS.
     [thorn]yncean (cf. Methinks), but confounded with OE.
     thenken to think, fr. AS. [thorn]encean (imp.
     [thorn][=o]hte); akin to D. denken, dunken, OS. thenkian,
     thunkian, G. denken, d["u]nken, Icel. [thorn]ekkja to
     perceive, to know, [thorn]ykkja to seem, Goth. [thorn]agkjan,
     [thorn]aggkjan, to think, [thorn]ygkjan to think, to seem,
     OL. tongere to know. Cf. Thank, Thought.]
     1. To seem or appear; -- used chiefly in the expressions
        methinketh or methinks, and methought.
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     Note: These are genuine Anglo-Saxon expressions, equivalent
           to it seems to me, it seemed to me. In these
           expressions me is in the dative case.
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     2. To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of
        simple perception through the senses; to exercise the
        higher intellectual faculties.
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              For that I am
              I know, because I think.              --Dryden.
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     3. Specifically:
        (a) To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would
            have sent the books, but I did not think of it.
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                  Well thought upon; I have it here. --Shak.
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        (b) To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to
            ponder; to consider; to deliberate.
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                  And when he thought thereon, he wept. --Mark
                                                    xiv. 72.
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                  He thought within himself, saying, What shall I
                  do, because I have no room where to bestow my
                  fruits?                           --Luke xii.
                                                    17.
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        (c) To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to
            conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain
            to-morrow.
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                  Let them marry to whom they think best. --Num.
                                                    xxxvi. 6.
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        (d) To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.
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                  I thought to promote thee unto great honor.
                                                    --Num. xxiv.
                                                    11.
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                  Thou thought'st to help me.       --Shak.
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        (e) To presume; to venture.
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                  Think not to say within yourselves, We have
                  Abraham to our father.            --Matt. iii.
                                                    9.
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     Note: To think, in a philosophical use as yet somewhat
           limited, designates the higher intellectual acts, the
           acts preeminently rational; to judge; to compare; to
           reason. Thinking is employed by Hamilton as
           "comprehending all our collective energies." It is
           defined by Mansel as "the act of knowing or judging by
           means of concepts,"by Lotze as "the reaction of the
           mind on the material supplied by external influences."
           See Thought.
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     To think better of. See under Better.
  
     To think much of, or To think well of, to hold in esteem;
        to esteem highly.
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     Syn: To expect; guess; cogitate; reflect; ponder;
          contemplate; meditate; muse; imagine; suppose; believe.
          See Expect, Guess.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Better \Bet"ter\, adv.; compar. of Well.
     1. In a superior or more excellent manner; with more skill
        and wisdom, courage, virtue, advantage, or success; as,
        Henry writes better than John; veterans fight better than
        recruits.
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              I could have better spared a better man. --Shak.
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     2. More correctly or thoroughly.
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              The better to understand the extent of our
              knowledge.                            --Locke.
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     3. In a higher or greater degree; more; as, to love one
        better than another.
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              Never was monarch better feared, and loved. --Shak.
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     4. More, in reference to value, distance, time, etc.; as, ten
        miles and better. [Colloq.]
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     To think better of (any one), to have a more favorable
        opinion of any one.
  
     To think better of (an opinion, resolution, etc.), to
        reconsider and alter one's decision.
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