- (also intr) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
- (may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinion: I consider him a fool
- to have regard for; respect: consider your mother's feelings
- to look at; regard: he considered her face
- (may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptable: when buying a car consider this make
- to describe or discuss
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- to think carefully or seriously about;
ponder: [~ + object]The committee is considering its next move.[no object]The salesman gave us no time to consider.[~ + verb-ing (+ object)]He considered taking a new job.
- [not: be + ~-ing] to think of or believe (something) to be a certain way;have an opinion about: [~ + object (+ as) + adjective]I consider the matter (as) settled.[~ + object + noun]I consider him a first-rate mechanic.
- [~ + object] to bear in mind;
make allowance for: Her behavior was justified if you consider her reasons.
- to treat with thoughtfulness;
show consideration for:[~ + object]to consider other people's feelings.
- consider is a verb, considerate and considerable are adjectives, consideration is a noun:I consider him a friend. He is a considerate gentleman. They have considerable wealth. After some consideration, I decided to quit my job.
- to think carefully about, esp. in order to make a decision;
reflect on:He considered the cost before buying the new car.
- to regard as or deem to be:I consider the story improbable.
- to think, believe, or suppose:We consider his reply unsatisfactory.
- to bear in mind;
make allowance for:The arrest was justified if you consider his disorderly behavior.
- to pay attention to;
regard:He considered the man for some time before speaking to him.
- to regard with respect, thoughtfulness, honor, etc.;
- to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.):to consider a job in Guatemala.
- [Obs.]to view attentively;
- [Obs.]to recompense or remunerate.
- to think deliberately or carefully;
- to view carefully or thoughtfully.
- Latin consīderāre to examine, equivalent. to con- con- + sīder- (stem of sīdus) star-group, sky (see sidereal) + -āre infinitive suffix
- Middle English consideren ( 1350–1400
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ponder, deliberate, weigh. See study 1.