Definitions for: Consider

[v] 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"
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "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"
[v] regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem; "Please consider your family"
[v] consider, as of an example; "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"
[v] think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
[v] show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
[v] look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
[v] look at attentively
[v] give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of moving"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con*sid"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Considered; p. pr.
& vb. n. Considering.] [F. consid['e]rer, L. considerare,
-sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- +
sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to
look at the stars. See Sidereal, and cf. Desire.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination;
to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate

I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix.

Thenceforth to speculations high or deep I turned my
thoughts, and with capacious mind Considered all
things visible. --Milton.

2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov.
xxxi. 16.

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

Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day Was yours
by accident. --Shak.

England could grow into a posture of being more
united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.

Note: The proper sense of consider is often blended with an
idea of the result of considering; as, ``Blessed is he
that considereth the poor.'' --Ps. xli. 1.; i.e.,
considers with sympathy and pity. ``Which [services] if
I have not enough considered.'' --Shak.; i.e., requited
as the sufficient considering of them would suggest.
``Consider him liberally.'' --J. Hooker.

Syn: To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate
on; contemplate; examine. See Ponder.

Con*sid"er, v. i.
1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to

We will consider of your suit. --Shak.

'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so.

She wished she had taken a moment to consider,
before rushing down stairs. --W. Black

2. To hesitate. [Poetic & R.] --Dryden.

Synonyms: believe, conceive, count, deal, debate, deliberate, look at, look at, moot, regard, take, think, turn over, view, weigh

See Also: abstract, analyse, analyze, appreciate, call, canvass, capitalise, capitalize, chew over, compare, consider, consult, contemplate, contemplate, dally, deem, discuss, disesteem, disrespect, equate, esteem, examine, excogotate, expect, favor, favour, feel, hold, idealise, idealize, identify, include, judge, like, liken, look, look on, look upon, make, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, play, ponder, premeditate, prise, prize, reckon, reconsider, reflect, regard, regard as, reify, relativise, relativize, repute, respect, rethink, ruminate, see, see, speculate, study, take counsel, take for, take to be, talk over, think about, think of, think over, think twice, treasure, trifle, value, view, view as, warm to, wrestle

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