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

How to pronounce consider?

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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. Emmanuel Macron:

    Nevertheless, I do not consider that with a declaration all is obtained and it is obvious that we will have in the coming weeks, the next months, to continue to work.

  2. Blaise Pascal:

    When I consider the small span of my life absorbed in the eternity of all time, or the small part of space which I can touch or see engulfed by the infinite immensity of spaces that I know not and that know me not, I am frightened and astonished to see myself here instead of there... now instead of then.

  3. Jerry Nadler:

    Never before, in the history of the republic, have we been forced to consider the conduct of a president who appears to have solicited personal, political favors from a foreign government, when we apply the Constitution to those facts, if it is true that President Donald Trump has committed an impeachable offense — or impeachable offenses — then we must move swiftly to do our duty and charge President Donald Trump accordingly.

  4. Francisco Esteva:

    To consider ongoing higher-risk surveillance with mammograms, sonograms, possible breast MRIs, probable multiple biopsies, many benign, just becomes unacceptable and too stressful, the women choosing bilateral mastectomy are choosing freedom from that.

  5. State John Kerry:

    I ask anyone who questions the importance of the EU or its relationship with the United States, (to consider) not just the history that I articulated, but the increase of prosperity, the rise in the standard of living ... the better protection of rights for individuals in the EU, as a consequence of what we have done together.

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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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