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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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. Paulus Ain:

    As good corporate entities, they should consider applying to ICCC for an independent assessment into the proposed acquisition.

  2. Wendy Price:

    There's just a litany of things that schools are going to have to consider, and it's no one size fits all. It really isn't.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    If it came out of the House and the President said he was for it, I'd obviously consider it, what I'm not interested in doing is having another week, and certainly not more than one week, as I said yesterday, spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.

  4. The ELN:

    The government has said it wants to end armed conflict ... we have assisted in dialogue to examine the real will of the government and if at the end of the analysis we conclude that arms are no longer necessary, we are ready to consider giving them up.

  5. Bobby Scott:

    You can consider it, I think we're voting today and the issue would be what are the issues and what are the positions that he'll take going forward, not looking forward.

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Translations for consider

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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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