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con·sid·er  (kn-sdr)
v. con·sid·ered, con·sid·er·ing, con·sid·ers
v.tr.
1. To think carefully about.
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.
v.intr.
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.]

con·sider·er n.
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. 4 all 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. consider

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