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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: considers, considering, considered
definition 1: to think about carefully; reflect on.
I need time to consider the matter before making a decision.Have you considered what the rest of us should do?[verb + WH/whether/if + clause ]
synonyms:
cogitate, deliberate, mull over, reflect, ruminate, study, think
similar words:
call, consult, contemplate, debate, meditate, ponder, revolve, view, weigh
definition 2: to think about as a possible selection or option.
I don't think they even considered her for the position because of her lack experience.Have you ever considered Florida for a vacation?He's considering quitting his present job.[verb + gerund ]
similar words:
contemplate, weigh
definition 3: to judge; deem; regard as.
I consider you my closest friend.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] She considered her friend's apartment huge compared with her tiny one in the city.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers of the English language.[verb + smby/smth + to be + noun/adj ] The parents didn't consider it necessary to take the child to the doctor.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] I consider the project finished and don't intend to devote any more time to it.[verb + smby/smth + past participle ]
synonyms:
deem, esteem, judge
similar words:
account, adjudge, assess, believe, call, count, estimate, evaluate, find, opine, repute, see, suppose, think
definition 4: 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.[verb + (that) + clause ]
synonyms:
allow for, regard, take into account
antonyms:
disregard, ignore
similar words:
consult, count, heed, make allowance for, mark, take note of
definition 5: 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.
synonyms:
discuss
definition 6: 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, 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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