Consider definition

kən-sĭdər
To think or deem to be; regard as.

Considered his friend a liberal on most issues; considered her contribution essential.

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To take into account; bear in mind.

Her success is not surprising if you consider her excellent training.

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To show consideration for.

Failed to consider the feelings of others.

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To think carefully; reflect.

Give me time to consider.

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To believe or conclude after thought.

We consider that the defendant is not guilty.

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To keep in mind; take into account.

Her health is good if you consider her age.

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To suppose or believe.

Considers waste to be criminal; considers that the mistake could have been prevented.

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To be thoughtful of (others, their feelings, etc.); show consideration for.
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To regard as; think to be.

I consider him an expert.

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To think carefully or seriously; reflect.
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To look at thoughtfully.

Considered my shoes and thought they looked worn out.

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To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder.

To consider a problem.

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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.

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(archaic) To look at carefully; examine.
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(parliamentary procedure) To debate or dispose of a motion.

This body will now consider the proposed amendments to Section 453 of the zoning code.

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The definition of consider is to decide, keep in mind, or believe as true.

An example of consider is thinking about two possible options.

An example of consider is believing a person committed a crime after seeing evidence.

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To think about seriously.

Consider that we’ve had three major events and the year has hardly begun.

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To think of doing.

I’m considering going to the beach tomorrow.

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To assign some quality to.

Consider yourself lucky, but consider your opponent skillful.

I considered the pie undercooked.

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She sat there for a moment, considering him.

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To take up as an example.

Consider a triangle having three equal sides.

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To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
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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