Consider

  • 1 consider — 1 Consider, study, contemplate, weigh, excogitate are comparable chiefly as transitive verbs meaning to fix the mind for a time on something in order to increase one s knowledge or understanding of it or to solve a problem involved in it.… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 consider — in the meaning ‘to regard as being’, occurs in three typical constructions, two that are accepted and a third that is disputed: (1) with a noun or adjective complement in apposition to the object: I consider them friends / I consider them… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Consider — Con*sid er (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Considered} (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Considering}.] [F. consid[ e]rer, L. considerare, sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con + sidus, sideris, star,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 consider — [kən sid′ər] vt. [ME consideren < OFr considerer < L considerare, to look at closely, observe < com , with + sidus, a star: see SIDEREAL] 1. Archaic to look at carefully; examine 2. to think about in order to understand or decide; ponder …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Consider — Con*sid er, v. i. 1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate. [1913 Webster] We will consider of your suit. Shak. [1913 Webster] T were to consider too curiously, to consider so. Shak. [1913 Webster] She wished she had… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Consider — can refer to: Consider (MUD), a capability in some MUDs Consider magazine, a student run publication at the University of Michigan Consider This, an album by country music singer Aaron Pritchett Consider Phlebas, a science fiction novel by Iain M …

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  • 7 consider — I verb advert to, analyze, appraise, assess, be attentive, cerebrate, cogitate, confer, considerare, consult, contemplate, debate, deliberate, devote attention to, digest, evaluate, examine, expendere, gauge, heed, inspect, investigate, mark,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 consider — late 14c., from O.Fr. considerer (13c.) reflect on, consider, study, from L. considerare to look at closely, observe, perhaps lit. to observe the stars, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + sidus (gen. sideris) constellation (see SIDEREAL (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 consider — [v1] turn over in one’s mind acknowledge, allow for, assent to, chew over*, cogitate, concede, consult, contemplate, deal with, deliberate, dream of, envisage, examine, excogitate, favor, flirt with*, grant, inspect, keep in mind, look at,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 consider — ► VERB 1) think carefully about. 2) believe or think. 3) take into account when making a judgement. 4) look attentively at. ORIGIN Latin considerare examine , perhaps from sidus star …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 consider — con|sid|er W1S1 [kənˈsıdə US ər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(think about)¦ 2¦(opinion)¦ 3¦(people s feelings)¦ 4¦(important fact)¦ 5¦(discuss)¦ 6¦(look at)¦ 7 Consider it done ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: considerer, from …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 consider */*/*/ — UK [kənˈsɪdə(r)] / US [kənˈsɪdər] verb Word forms consider : present tense I/you/we/they consider he/she/it considers present participle considering past tense considered past participle considered 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to think about… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 consider — verb 1 THINK ABOUT (I, T) to think about something, especially about whether to accept something or do something: He paused to consider his options. | Any reasonable offer will be considered. | consider doing sth: I m considering applying for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 consider — v. 1) ( to regard ) to consider favorably 2) (D; tr.) ( to regard ); ( to examine ) to consider as (we considered him as a possible candidate) 3) (D; tr.) ( to regard as a candidate ) to consider for (he cannot be considered for the job) 4) (G) ( …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 consider — con|sid|er [ kən sıdər ] verb *** ▸ 1 think/talk about ▸ 2 think something may be true ▸ 3 have particular opinion ▸ 4 think about feelings ▸ 5 view in particular way ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to think about something carefully… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 consider — [[t]kənsɪ̱də(r)[/t]] ♦ considers, considering, considered 1) VERB If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are. [V n to inf] We don t consider our customers to be mere consumers; we consider… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 consider — verb (considered; considering) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French considerer, from Latin considerare to observe, think about, from com + sider , sidus heavenly body Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to think about carefully: as …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 consider — considerer, n. /keuhn sid euhr/, v.t. 1. to think carefully about, esp. in order to make a decision; contemplate; reflect on: He considered the cost before buying the new car. 2. to regard as or deem to be: I consider the story improbable. 3. to… …

    Universalium

  • 19 consider — verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, seriously, strongly (AmE) ▪ I m seriously considering the possibility of emigrating. ▪ I was strongly considering leaving her on her own. ▪ briefly …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 consider — 01. Jenna is [considering] moving to Japan for a year because she wants to be an airline hostess, and needs to learn another language. 02. In [consideration] of others, please do not put your feet on the chairs in front of you. 03. We re… …

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