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con·sid·er

 (kən-sĭd′ər)
v. con·sid·ered, con·sid·er·ing, con·sid·ers
v.tr.
1. 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.
2. To think or deem to be; regard as: considered his friend a liberal on most issues; considered her contribution essential. See Usage Note at as1.
3. To suppose or believe: considers waste to be criminal; considers that the mistake could have been prevented.
4. To take into account; bear in mind: Her success is not surprising if you consider her excellent training.
5. To show consideration for: failed to consider the feelings of others.
6. To look at thoughtfully: considered my shoes and thought they looked worn out.
v.intr.
To think carefully; reflect: Give me time to 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.; see com- + sīdus, sīder-, star.]

con·sid′er·er n.
Synonyms: consider, deem, regard, account, reckon
These verbs mean to look upon in a particular way. Consider is the most common and the most widely applicable: She has no patience with people she considers rude. Deem is more formal and frequently implies expert judgment or authoritative opinion: "A comprehensive test ban treaty had to wait because seismological capability at the time was deemed inadequate for monitoring underground tests" (Jake Page and Charles Officer).
Regard can suggest a personal attitude or point of view: We regarded their offer as generous. Account and reckon in this sense are literary and imply calculated judgment: "I account no man to be a philosopher who attempts to do more" (John Henry Newman). "I cannot reckon you as an admirer" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

consider

(kənˈsɪdə)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to think carefully about or ponder on (a problem, decision, etc); contemplate
2. (may take a clause as object) to judge, deem, or have as an opinion: I consider him a fool.
3. to have regard for; respect: consider your mother's feelings.
4. to look at; regard: he considered her face.
5. (may take a clause as object) to bear in mind as possible or acceptable: when buying a car consider this make.
6. to describe or discuss: in this programme we consider the traffic problem.
7. (may take a clause as object) to keep in mind and make allowances (for): consider his childhood.
[C14: from Latin consīderāre to inspect closely, literally: to observe the stars, from sīdus star]
conˈsiderer n

con•sid•er

(kənˈsɪd ər)

v.t.
1. to think carefully about, esp. in order to make a decision; contemplate; ponder.
2. to regard as or deem to be: I consider the matter settled.
3. to think, believe, or suppose.
4. to bear in mind; make allowance for: Her behavior was justified if you consider the provocation.
5. to regard with respect or thoughtfulness; show consideration for: to consider other people's feelings.
6. to look at; regard: He considered the man from a distance.
7. to regard with respect or honor; esteem.
8. to think about (something that one might do, accept, buy, etc.): I'm considering a job in Arizona.
9. Obs. to view attentively; scrutinize.
v.i.
10. to think deliberately or carefully; reflect.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin consīderāre to examine =con- con- + -sīderāre, v. derivative of sīdus, s. sīder- heavenly body, star group; compare desire]
con•sid′er•er, n.

consider

If you consider something, you think about it carefully.

He had no time to consider the matter.
The government is being asked to consider a plan to change the voting system.

You can say that someone is considering doing something in the future.

They were considering opening an office on the West Side of the city.
He was considering taking the bedside table downstairs.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'is considering to do' something.

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Past participle: considered
Gerund: considering

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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consider - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
expect - consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
receive - regard favorably or with disapproval; "Her new collection of poems was not well received"
construe, interpret, see - make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
reconsider - consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing; "Won't you reconsider your decision?"
reconsider - consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include - consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits"
think, believe, conceive, consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
consider - regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
call - consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"
like - feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
relativise, relativize - consider or treat as relative
identify - consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees"
favor, favour - consider as the favorite; "The local team was favored"
abstract - consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify - consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize - consider or render as ideal; "She idealized her husband after his death"
deem, take for, view as, hold - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
esteem, respect, value, prise, prize - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
disesteem, disrespect - have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make - consider as being; "It wasn't the problem some people made it"
capitalise, capitalize - consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
prize, treasure, value, appreciate - hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
2.consider - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
factor in, factor out, factor - consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments"
equate, liken, compare - consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; "We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans"; "You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed"
deliberate, moot, debate, consider, turn over - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
3.consider - take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
contemplate - consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"
trifle, dally, play - consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"
think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
abstract - consider apart from a particular case or instance; "Let's abstract away from this particular example"
warm to - become excited about; "He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica"
4.consider - show consideration forconsider - show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
5.consider - think about carefullyconsider - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
see - deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
premeditate - consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand; "premeditated murder"
debate - argue with one another; "We debated the question of abortion"; "John debated Mary"
wrestle - engage in deep thought, consideration, or debate; "I wrestled with this decision for years"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
think twice - consider and reconsider carefully; "Think twice before you have a child"
consider, study - give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"
6.consider - judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
hold - remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
rethink - change one's mind; "He rethought his decision to take a vacation"
think - dispose the mind in a certain way; "Do you really think so?"
look upon, regard as, repute, take to be, esteem, look on, think of - look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"
feel - have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
7.consider - look at attentively
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
8.consider - look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
contemplate - look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought; "contemplate one's navel"
groak - look or stare at longingly; "The dog his master who was eating a sausage"
9.consider - regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

consider

verb
1. think, see, believe, rate, judge, suppose, deem, view as, look upon, regard as, hold to be, adjudge I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman.
2. think about, study, reflect on, examine, weigh, contemplate, deliberate, muse, ponder, revolve, meditate, work over, mull over, eye up, ruminate, chew over, cogitate, turn over in your mind Consider how much you can afford to pay.

consider

verb
1. To direct the eyes on an object:
Idiom: clap one's eyes on.
2. To think or think about carefully and at length:
Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain.
3. To receive (an idea) and take it into consideration:
4. To be occupied or concerned with:
5. To look upon in a particular way:
6. To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
7. To have a high opinion of:
Idioms: look up to, think highly of.
Translations
اعتبريَأخُذ بِعَين الإعْتِباريُراعي المَشاعِريَعْتَبِريَعْتَبِرُ
považovatuvažovat ozvažovatbrát ohledmít na zřeteli
overvejeansebetragte
harkitaottaa huomioonpunnita
smatrati
álítaathuga; íhugaíhugataka tillit til
みなす熟慮する考慮する見なす
...을 숙고하다
apgalvotiapsvarstytidauggalvotireikšmingas
apdomātapsvērtdomātņemt vērāpārdomāt
mať na zreteli
imeti koga za kajpretehtatirazmišljatiupoštevati
betraktaöverväga
พิจารณา
düşünmekgözönüne almakhakkında düşünmek
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consider

[kənˈsɪdəʳ] VT
1. (= think about) [+ problem, possibility] → considerar, pensar en
consider how much you owe himpiensa en or considera lo que le debes
to consider doing sth: have you ever considered going by train?¿has pensado alguna vez (en) ir en tren?, ¿has considerado alguna vez ir en tren?
we considered cancelling our holidaypensamos en cancelar nuestras vacaciones
would you consider buying it?¿te interesa comprarlo?
I'm considering resigningestoy pensando en dimitir, estoy considerando la posibilidad de dimitir
he is being considered for the postlo están considerando para el puesto
we are considering the matterestamos estudiando el asunto
it is my considered opinion thatdespués de haberlo pensado or considerado detenidamente, creo que ...
to consider one's position (euph) (= consider resigning) → pensar en dimitir, estudiar la conveniencia de dimitir
he refused even to consider itse negó a pensarlo or considerarlo siquiera
I wouldn't consider it for a momentyo ni me lo plantearía siquiera
2. (= take into account) → tomar or tener en cuenta
when one considers thatcuando uno toma or tiene en cuenta que ...
you must consider other people's feelingshay que tomar or tener en cuenta los sentimientos de los demás
all things consideredpensándolo bien
3. (= be of the opinion) → considerar
I consider thatconsidero que ...
4. (= regard as) → considerar
I consider it an honourlo considero un honor
I consider the matter closedpara mí el tema está cerrado
to consider o.s. I consider myself happyme considero feliz
to consider sb to be intelligentconsiderar a algn inteligente
he is considered to be the bestse le considera el mejor
he considers it a waste of timelo considera una pérdida de tiempo
consider yourself lucky!¡date por satisfecho!
consider yourself dismissedconsidérese despedido

consider

[kənˈsɪdər] vt
(= regard, judge) → considérer, estimer
to consider sb/sth to be sth → considérer qn/qch comme qch, considérer qn/qch comme étant qch, tenir qn/qch pour qch
to consider sb/sth to have done sth → considérer qn/qch comme ayant fait qch
to consider sth sth (= regard as) → considérer que qch est qch
He considers it a waste of time → Il considère que c'est une perte de temps.
She considered it a disaster
BUT Pour elle, c'était un désastre.
to consider sb an idiot → prendre qn pour un idiot
to consider o.s. sth → s'estimer qch
Consider yourself lucky! → Estimez-vous heureux!
They consider themselves superior → Ils estiment qu'ils sont supérieurs.
(= think about) [+ plan, report] → considérer, étudier; [+ question, subject] → réfléchir à; [+ options, possibilities, future] → envisager, considérer; [+ situation, point] → examiner
I'm considering the idea
BUT J'y songe.
all things considered → toute réflexion faite, réflexion faite
(= envisage, contemplate) to consider doing sth → envisager de faire qch
We considered cancelling our holiday → Nous avons envisagé d'annuler nos vacances.
to consider sb for sth [+ job, team] → penser à qn pour qch
(= take into account) [+ fact] → tenir compte de; [+ factor] → prendre en considération
(= be sensitive to) [+ sb's feelings] → tenir compte de

consider

vt
(= reflect upon) plan, idea, offersich (dat)überlegen, nachdenken über (+acc); possibilitiessich (dat)überlegen; I’ll consider the matterich werde mir die Sache überlegen or durch den Kopf gehen lassen
(= have in mind)in Erwägung ziehen; we’re considering a few changeswir ziehen ein paar Änderungen in Erwägung; I’m considering going abroadich spiele mit dem Gedanken, ins Ausland zu gehen, ich erwäge einen Auslandsaufenthalt (geh); he is being considered for the jober wird für die Stelle in Erwägung or Betracht gezogen
(= entertain)in Betracht ziehen; he refused even to consider the possibilityer verwarf die Möglichkeit sofort, er weigerte sich, die Möglichkeit überhaupt in Betracht zu ziehen; I won’t even consider the idea of …der Gedanke, zu …, kommt für mich überhaupt nicht in Betracht; I won’t even consider it!ich denke nicht daran!; would you consider £500?hielten Sie £ 500 für angemessen?; I’m sure he would never consider doing anything criminalich bin überzeugt, es käme ihm nie in den Sinn, etwas Kriminelles zu tun
(= think of)denken an (+acc); consider Georgedenken Sie an George; consider my positionüberlegen Sie sich meine Lage; consider this case, for examplenehmen Sie zum Beispiel diesen Fall; consider how he must have feltüberlegen Sie sich, wie ihm zumute or zu Mute gewesen sein muss; consider how much you owe himdenken Sie daran or bedenken Sie, wie viel Sie ihm schulden; have you considered going by train?haben Sie daran gedacht, mit dem Zug zu fahren?
(= take into account)denken an (+acc); cost, difficulties, dangers also, factsbedenken, berücksichtigen; person, feelings alsoRücksicht nehmen auf (+acc); when one considers that …wenn man bedenkt, dass …; all things consideredalles in allem
(= regard as, deem)betrachten als; personhalten für; to consider somebody to be or as …jdn als … betrachten, jdn für … halten; to consider oneself lucky/honouredsich glücklich schätzen/geehrt fühlen; consider it (as) done!schon so gut wie geschehen!; (you can) consider yourself sackedbetrachten Sie sich als entlassen; I consider it an honourich betrachte es als besondere Ehre
(= look at)(eingehend) betrachten

consider

[kənˈsɪdəʳ] vt
a. (think about, problem, possibility) → considerare, prendere in considerazione; (question, matter, subject) → valutare, studiare
to consider doing sth → considerare la possibilità di fare qc
all things considered → tutto sommato or considerato
it is my considered opinion that ... → sono fermamente convinto che...
b. (take into account) → considerare, tener conto di
c. (be of the opinion) → ritenere, considerare
his teacher considers him too lazy to pass the exams → il suo insegnante lo considera or lo ritiene troppo pigro per superare gli esami
consider yourself lucky → puoi dirti fortunato

consider

(kənˈsidə) verb
1. to think about (carefully). He considered their comments.
2. to feel inclined towards. I'm considering leaving this job.
3. to take into account. You must consider other people's feelings.
4. to regard as being. They consider him unfit for that job.
conˈsiderable adjective
great. considerable wealth; a considerable number of people.
conˈsiderably adverb
Considerably fewer people came than I expected.

consider

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consider

vt. considerar, ponderar.
References in classic literature ?
I'm perfectly miserable, but if you consider me presentable, I die happy.
He is alone, and I will go to him," she thought; and then without stopping to consider the possible result of her madness, called softly.
I shall consider your offer," he added to Val Jacinto.
He, too, seemed to consider Fuchs in some fashion to blame.
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
I was going to say, a lady,--but I consider that as past.
Few of my countrymen can know what it is; nor, as frequent transplantation is perhaps better for the stock, need they consider it desirable to know.
She hesitated--took a couple of days to consult and consider.
By hints, I asked him whether he did not propose going back, and having a coronation; since he might now consider his father dead and gone, he being very old and feeble at the last accounts.
Consider that the whale has nothing that can properly be called a neck; on the contrary, where his head and body seem to join, there, in that very place, is the thickest part of him.
And then consider that, added to this competition in display, you have, like oil on the flames, a whole system of competition in selling
I hope, Marianne," continued Elinor, "you do not consider him as deficient in general taste.