2. To think or deem to be; regard as. See Usage Note at as1.
3. To form an opinion about; judge: considers waste to be criminal.
4. To take into account; bear in mind: Her success is not surprising if you consider her excellent training.
5. To show consideration for: failed to consider the feelings of others.
6. To esteem; regard.
7. To look at thoughtfully.
To think carefully; reflect: Give me time to consider.
[Middle English consideren, from Old French, from Latin cnsderre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sdus, sder-, star.]
Synonyms: consider, deem, regard, account, reckon These verbs refer to holding opinions or views that are based on evaluation. Consider suggests objective reflection and reasoning: He considers success to be of little importance. Deem is more subjective, emphasizing judgment rather than contemplation: The faculty deemed the essay to be acceptable. Regard often implies a personal attitude: I regard your apology as genuine. Account and reckon in this sense are literary and imply calculated judgment: I account no man to be a philosopher who attempts to do more (John Henry Newman). I cannot reckon you as an admirer (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
consider /knsdr/ v.1 [I;T] to think about s.t.: I will consider your offer and tell you my decision tomorrow.2 [T] to debate: Congress considered the new tax and voted it down.3 [T] to have an opinion about s.t.: He considers this to be the best book on the subject.4all things considered: in view of everything: All things considered, our old car is no good, so we should buy a new one now.See: considering.
Thesaurus: consider 1 to weigh, reflect on 3 to regard, think, believe. Ant. to ignore.