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consider

con·sid·er

consider

 
pronunciation:
kn sI dr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: considered, considering, considers
definition 1: to think carefully about; reflect on.
She is considering moving to Alaska.
synonyms:
reflect, weigh
similar words:
contemplate, debate, meditate, ponder, view
definition 2: to think of as.
I consider Shakespeare a great writer.
synonyms:
gauge, judge
similar words:
assess, believe, count, estimate, evaluate, find, suppose
definition 3: to keep in mind; take into account.
My teacher considers test grades, homework, and class participation when she writes report cards.
synonyms:
regard, take into account
antonyms:
disregard, ignore
similar words:
count, heed, mark, take note of
Word History
Consider is from a Latin word sidus, which was combined with the prefix "con-" to mean "to observe, contemplate, or examine the stars."
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