consider


consider
[[t]kənsɪ̱də(r)[/t]]
1) VERB If you consider a person or thing to be something, you have the opinion that this is what they are.

[V n to-inf] We don't consider our customers to be mere consumers; we consider them to be our friends...

[V n n/adj] I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman...

[V n n/adj] The paper does not explain why foreign ownership should be considered bad...

[V n as adj/n] I consider activities such as jogging and weightlifting as unnatural...

[V that] Barbara considers that pet shops which sell customers these birds are very unfair.

Syn:
2) VERB If you consider something, you think about it carefully.

[V n] The government is being asked to consider a plan to fix the date of the Easter break...

[V n] You do have to consider the feelings of those around you...

[V wh] Consider how much you can afford to pay for a course, and what is your upper limit.

Syn:
think about
3) VERB If you are considering doing something, you intend to do it, but have not yet made a final decision whether to do it.

[V -ing] I had seriously considered telling the story from the point of view of the wives...

[V -ing] Watersports enthusiasts should consider hiring a wetsuit as well as a lifejacket...

[V n] They are considering the launch of their own political party.

Syn:
think about
4) PHRASE: PHR with cl You say all things considered to indicate that you are making a judgement after taking all the facts into account.

All things considered, I think you have behaved marvellously in coming here.

Syn:
all in all
5) See also , considering

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  • consider — late 14c., from O.Fr. considerer (13c.) reflect on, consider, study, from L. considerare to look at closely, observe, perhaps lit. to observe the stars, from com with (see COM (Cf. com )) + sidus (gen. sideris) constellation (see SIDEREAL (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • consider — ► VERB 1) think carefully about. 2) believe or think. 3) take into account when making a judgement. 4) look attentively at. ORIGIN Latin considerare examine , perhaps from sidus star …   English terms dictionary

  • consider — con|sid|er W1S1 [kənˈsıdə US ər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(think about)¦ 2¦(opinion)¦ 3¦(people s feelings)¦ 4¦(important fact)¦ 5¦(discuss)¦ 6¦(look at)¦ 7 Consider it done ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: considerer, from …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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