Consider meaning

kən-sĭd'ər
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 show consideration for.

Failed to consider the feelings of others.

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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 or deem to be; regard as.

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

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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 take into account; bear in mind.

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

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To look at thoughtfully.

Considered my shoes and thought they looked worn out.

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To think carefully; reflect.

Give me time to consider.

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To look at carefully; examine.
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To think about in order to understand or decide; ponder.

To consider a problem.

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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 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 believe or conclude after thought.

We consider that the defendant is not guilty.

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To think carefully or seriously; reflect.
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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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(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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To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
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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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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