What does Consider mean?

Definitions for Consider
kənˈsɪd ərCon·sid·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Consider.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. see, consider, reckon, view, regardverb

    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"

  2. study, considerverb

    give careful consideration to

    "consider the possibility of moving"

  3. consider, take, deal, look atverb

    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

    "Take the case of China"; "Consider the following case"

  4. consider, count, weighverb

    show consideration for; take into account

    "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"

  5. consider, debate, moot, turn over, deliberateverb

    think about carefully; weigh

    "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"

  6. think, believe, consider, conceiveverb

    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"

  7. regard, considerverb

    look at attentively

  8. view, consider, look atverb

    look at carefully; study mentally

    "view a problem"

  9. considerverb

    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

    "Please consider your family"


  1. considerverb

    To think about seriously.

    Consider that we've had three major events and the year has hardly begun.

  2. considerverb

    To think of doing.

    I'm considering going to the beach tomorrow.

  3. considerverb

    To assign some quality to.

  4. considerverb

    To look at attentively.

    She sat there for a moment, considering him.

  5. considerverb

    To take up as an example.

    Consider a triangle having three equal sides.

  6. considerverb

    To debate or dispose of a motion.

    This body will now consider the proposed amendments to Section 453 of the zoning code.

  7. Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerverb

    to fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on

  2. Considerverb

    to look at attentively; to observe; to examine

  3. Considerverb

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

  4. Considerverb

    to estimate; to think; to regard; to view

  5. Considerverb

    to think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to deliberate

  6. Considerverb

    to hesitate


  1. Consider

    Consider is an EP by Delaware band Boysetsfire, released in 1996. It was released as a 7" vinyl. The songs were later included on the band's album Before the Eulogy, a collection of B-sides and rarities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consider

    kon-sid′ėr, v.t. to look at closely or carefully: to think or deliberate on: to take into account: to attend to: to reward.—v.i. to think seriously or carefully: to deliberate.—adj. Consid′erable, worthy of being considered: important: more than a little.—n. Consid′erableness.—adv. Consid′erably.—n. Consid′erance (Shak.), consideration.—adjs. Consid′erāte, Consid′erative (obs.), thoughtful: serious: prudent: thoughtful for the feelings of others.—adv. Consid′erately.—ns. Consid′erateness, thoughtfulness for others; Considerā′tion, deliberation: importance: motive or reason: compensation, reward: the reason or basis of a compact: (law) the thing given or done or abstained from by agreement with another, and in view of that other giving, doing, or abstaining from something.—prep. Consid′ering, in view of: seeing that.—adv. Consid′eringly, with consideration. [Fr.—L. considerāre, supposed to have been orig. a term of augury—con, and sidus, sideris, a star.]

Editors Contribution

  1. consider

    To think and be mindful.

    They did consider creating an outdoor space for their wedding party.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Consider' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #843

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Consider' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1125

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Consider' in Verbs Frequency: #71

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consider in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consider in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Consider in a Sentence

  1. The BSA:

    As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action, there is no place for racism not in Scouting and not in our communities.Racism will not be tolerated.

  2. Dan Pollock:

    We didn't even consider that the DC court was federally funded, so we only learned about it when we showed up at the courthouse.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Mauro Moretti:

    We have to consider the interest of our investors... and it is reasonable to give them a choice... but I do not want to fall short of resources for investments.

  4. Boonrak Yodpetch:

    [ The Prime Minister ] has ordered the Ministry of Education to consider closing the schools in order to mitigate the health effect.

  5. Intesa Chief Executive Carlo Messina:

    We are looking at triple A countries, with no geopolitical risk, i do not consider central and eastern Europe an important growth area.

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Translations for Consider

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  • اعتبرArabic
  • считам за, обмислям, разглеждам, замислямBulgarian
  • zvažovat, uvažovatCzech
  • überlegenGerman
  • σκεφτείτεGreek
  • konsideriEsperanto
  • considerarSpanish
  • (millekski) pidamaEstonian
  • در نظر گرفتنPersian
  • punnita, harkita, ottaa huomioonFinnish
  • prendre, estimer, réfléchir, envisager, considérer, songer, examiner, observerFrench
  • smaoinich, saoil, meòraichScottish Gaelic
  • שקל, החשיב, לקח בחשבוןHebrew
  • विचार करेंHindi
  • konsidereHaitian Creole
  • megfontol, gondol, fontolgat, tart, fontolHungarian
  • considerarInterlingua
  • לשקולHebrew
  • 考慮, 熟考, よく考える, 熟慮, 見なすJapanese
  • 으로, 생각하다, 고려하다Korean
  • meditor, videoLatin
  • berécksichtegen, betruechten, consideréierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • taute, huritao, mātūtū, whakaraupekaMāori
  • aanschouw, vinden, beschouwen, nemen, observeren, bedenken, in acht nemen, in, aannemen, overwegenDutch
  • vurdere, betrakteNorwegian
  • baczyć, uznawać, uważać, rozważać, obserwowaćPolish
  • ter, mirar, fitar, considerar, pensar emPortuguese
  • рассматривать, считать, рассмотреть, обдумывать, обдуматьRussian
  • razmatrati, razmotritiSerbo-Croatian
  • razmislitiSlovene
  • betrakta, fundera på, betänka, begrunda, tänka, fundera över, övervägaSwedish
  • கருத்தில்Tamil
  • düşünmekTurkish
  • 考虑Chinese

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