UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈsɪdərɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈsɪdərɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən sid′ər ing)
to think carefully or seriously about; contemplate; 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.