Consider Definition

considered, considers
considered, considers
To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
I needed more time to consider my options. We considered taking the train instead of the bus.
American Heritage
To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder.
To consider a problem.
Webster's New World
To regard as; think to be.
I consider him an expert.
Webster's New World
To look at carefully; examine.
Webster's New World
To keep in mind; take into account.
Her health is good if you consider her age.
Webster's New World

Origin of Consider

  • Middle English consideren from Old French from Latin cōnsīderāre to observe attentively, contemplate (probably originally meaning “to observe the stars attentively (for the purpose of divination or marine navigation)”) com- intensive pref. com– sīdus sīder- star

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English consideren, from Middle French considerer, from Latin considerare.

    From Wiktionary

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