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consider

con·sid·er

consider

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sI dr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: considered, considering, considers
definition 1: to think about carefully; reflect on.
I need time to consider the matter before making a decision.He's considering quitting his present job.
synonyms:
cogitate, deliberate, mull over, reflect, ruminate, study, think, weigh
similar words:
call, consult, contemplate, debate, meditate, ponder, revolve, view
definition 2: to regard as; judge.
I consider you my closest friend.Shakespeare is considered one of the greatest writers of the English language.
synonyms:
deem, esteem, gauge, judge
similar words:
account, adjudge, assess, believe, call, count, estimate, evaluate, find, opine, repute, suppose, think
definition 3: take into account; keep in mind.
The judge will consider his lack of a criminal record in deciding what his punishment will be.His score was really not bad if you consider that he had never played golf before.
synonyms:
allow for, regard, take into account
antonyms:
disregard, ignore
similar words:
consult, count, heed, make allowance for, mark, take note of
definition 4: to describe or talk about in a thoughtful way, looking at various aspects of a particular subject.
In tonight's lecture, the professor will consider the issues relating to the development of alternative fuels.
definition 5: to hold in esteem; regard highly.
He is highly considered by the whole community.
synonyms:
esteem, honor, respect, value
similar words:
appreciate, favor, regard
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to reflect carefully or with deliberation.
This is a big decision, so let me consider for a moment.
synonyms:
cogitate, contemplate, deliberate, mull, ponder, reflect, study, think
similar words:
brood, meditate, muse, ruminate, see
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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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