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, regard(verb)

    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, consider(verb)

    give careful consideration to

    "consider the possibility of moving"

  3. consider, take, deal, look at(verb)

    take into consideration for exemplifying purposes

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

  4. consider, count, weigh(verb)

    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, deliberate(verb)

    think about carefully; weigh

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

  6. think, believe, consider, conceive(verb)

    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, consider(verb)

    look at attentively

  8. view, consider, look at(verb)

    look at carefully; study mentally

    "view a problem"

  9. consider(verb)

    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

    "Please consider your family"

Wiktionary

  1. consider(Verb)

    To think about seriously.

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

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

  2. consider(Verb)

    To think of doing.

    I'm considering going to the beach tomorrow.

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

  3. consider(Verb)

    To assign some quality to.

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

  4. consider(Verb)

    To look at attentively.

    She sat there for a moment, considering him.

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

  5. consider(Verb)

    To take up as an example.

    Consider a triangle having three equal sides.

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

  6. consider(Verb)

    To debate or dispose of a motion.

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

    Etymology: From consideren, from considerer, from considero.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consider(verb)

    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. Consider(verb)

    to look at attentively; to observe; to examine

  3. Consider(verb)

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

  4. Consider(verb)

    to estimate; to think; to regard; to view

  5. Consider(verb)

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

  6. Consider(verb)

    to hesitate

Freebase

  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  

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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How to say consider in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. James Corden:

    I'm absolutely thrilled to be hosting the Tony Awards, both times I've worked on Broadway have been amongst the happiest times of my professional life. I consider it to be a huge honor to be asked to host such an incredible night. It's going to be fun; I can't wait to dust off my tap shoes!

  2. Joseph Addison:

    Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

  3. John Koenig:

    We should consider the idea that youth is not actually wasted on the young. That their dramas are no more grand than they should be. That their emotions make perfect sense, once you adjust for inflation. For someone going through adolescence, life feels epic and tragic simply because it is.

  4. Yahoo Inc:

    It is reasonably possible that changes in judgments... could cause the company to consider some portion or all of the remaining goodwill of the Tumblr reporting unit to become impaired.

  5. Scott Perekslis:

    We did consider a couple of paths including a more traditional agent-led syndication, but given the complexity of the transaction and the story, the certainty of execution offered by Ares was important.

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  • اعتبرArabic
  • замислям, обмислям, разглеждам, считам заBulgarian
  • uvažovat, zvažovatCzech
  • überlegenGerman
  • σκεφτείτεGreek
  • konsideriEsperanto
  • considerarSpanish
  • (millekski) pidamaEstonian
  • harkita, ottaa huomioon, punnitaFinnish
  • estimer, réfléchir, considérer, observer, examiner, songer, envisager, prendreFrench
  • smaoinich, meòraich, saoilScottish Gaelic
  • שקל, לקח בחשבון, החשיבHebrew
  • विचार करेंHindi
  • konsidereHaitian Creole
  • fontol, megfontol, fontolgat, gondol, tartHungarian
  • considerarInterlingua
  • לשקולHebrew
  • 熟考, 考慮, 見なす, 熟慮, よく考えるJapanese
  • 으로, 고려하다, 생각하다Korean
  • video, meditorLatin
  • consideréieren, betruechten, berécksichtegenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • taute, whakaraupeka, mātūtū, huritaoMāori
  • aanschouw, observeren, bedenken, in, nemen, aannemen, overwegen, in acht nemen, beschouwen, vindenDutch
  • betrakte, vurdereNorwegian
  • uznawać, uważać, obserwować, rozważać, baczyćPolish
  • fitar, considerar, ter, mirar, pensar emPortuguese
  • обдумывать, обдумать, рассматривать, рассмотреть, считатьRussian
  • razmotriti, razmatratiSerbo-Croatian
  • razmislitiSlovene
  • fundera på, betrakta, fundera över, betänka, begrunda, överväga, tänkaSwedish
  • கருத்தில்Tamil
  • düşünmekTurkish
  • 考虑Chinese

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