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consider at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


consider at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1375, from O.Fr. considerer, from L. considerare "to look at closely, observe," lit. "to observe the stars," from com- "with" + sidus (gen. sideris) "constellation." Perhaps a metaphor from navigation, but more likely reflecting Roman obsession with divination by astrology. Considerable "pretty large" is from 1651; considerate "thoughtful of others" is from 1700. ///

consider at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v ----------//
1 think about:
2 opinion:
3 people's feelings:
4 important fact:
5 discuss:
6 look at:
7 Consider it done: ----------// [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: considerer, from Latin considerare 'to look at the stars, look at closely, examine', from com- ( COM-) + sidus 'star']//
1 THINK ABOUT: [I and T] to think about something carefully, especially before making a choice or decision// consider doing sth// --I seriously considered resigning (=almost actually resigned) .// consider the possibility of (doing) sth // --Have you considered the possibility of retraining?// consider whether (to do sth)// --We are considering whether to change our advice to tourists.// consider where/how/why etc// --We're still considering where to move to.// --We will have to consider your offer carefully .// be considering your position formal (=be deciding whether or not to leave your job) //
2 OPINION: [T] to think of someone or something in a particular way or to have a particular opinion// consider (that)// --The local authority considered that the school did not meet requirements.// consider sb/sth (to be) sth// --A further increase in interest rates is now considered unlikely.// --Liz Quinn was considered an excellent teacher.// --They consider themselves to be Europeans.// --I consider it a great honour to be invited.// consider it necessary/important etc to do sth // --I did not consider it necessary to report the incident.// consider sb/sth to do sth// --The campaign was considered to have failed.// consider yourself lucky/fortunate (=believe you are lucky etc) // --Consider yourself lucky you weren't in the car at the time.// consider yourself (to be) sth// (=think of yourself as a particular type of person) // --They consider themselves to be middle class.//
3 PEOPLE'S FEELINGS: [T] to think about someone or their feelings, and try to avoid upsetting them// considerate// --You've got to learn to consider other people!// --You never once considered my feelings in all this, did you?//
4 IMPORTANT FACT: [I and T] to think about an important fact relating to something when making a judgment// considering// --It's not surprising when you consider that he only arrived 6 months ago.// -- All things considered , I'm sure we made the right decision.//
5 DISCUSS: [T] to discuss something such as a report or problem, so that you can make a decision about it// --The committee has been considering the report.//
6 LOOK AT: [T] formal to look at someone or something carefully// --Henry considered the sculpture with an expert eye.//
7 Consider it done: spoken used to say yes very willingly when someone asks you to do something for them// --'Could you drive me to the airport tomorrow?' 'Consider it done.'// all things considered at thing22 //

consider at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

184 Moby Thesaurus words for "consider":
account, account as, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, admit exceptions,
air, allow, allow for, analyze, assume, be abstracted, be afraid,
be concerned, be judicious, be thoughtful of, bear in mind,
believe, brood, canvass, care, chew over, chew the cud, cogitate,
comment upon, concede, conceive, conclude,
consider the circumstances, consider the source, contemplate,
controvert, count, credit, daresay, deal with, debate, deduce,
deem, deliberate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, digest,
discount, discourse about, discuss, disregard, divine, dream,
entertain thoughts of, envisage, envision, esteem, estimate,
examine, exchange views, excogitate, exercise judgment, expect,
express an opinion, eye, fancy, feel, form an opinion, gather,
gauge, go into, grant, guess, handle, harbor an idea, have a hunch,
have an idea, have an impression, have an inkling, have in mind,
have regard for, have the idea, have thoughts about, heed, hold,
hold an idea, hold as, hold the thought, imagine, infer, inspect,
introspect, investigate, judge, keep in mind, knock around, let,
let be, lift temporarily, look at, look upon, look upon as,
maintain, make allowance for, mark, meditate, mind, mull over,
muse, new, note, observe, opine, pass under review, pay attention,
perpend, pine, play around with, play with, ponder, prefigure,
presume, presuppose, presurmise, provide for, provisionally accept,
rap, rate, reason, reason about, reason the point, reck, reckon,
reckon with, reflect, reflect upon, regard, relax,
relax the condition, repute, respect, review, revolve, rule,
ruminate, ruminate over, say, scan, scrutinize, see, sense,
set aside, set down as, sift, speculate, study, suppose, surmise,
suspect, take, take account of, take an interest, take for,
take for granted, take into account, take into consideration,
take it, take to be, take up, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over,
think, think about, think of, think over, thresh out, toy with,
treat, trow, understand, ventilate, view, view as, waive, ween,

consider at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 to think about sth carefully, especially in order to make a decision:
[VN] She considered her options. * Let us consider the facts. * He was considering an appeal. * a carefully considered response / decision * The company is being actively considered as a potential partner (= it is thought possible that it could become one). * [V -ing] We're considering buying a new car. * You wouldn't consider marrying a man for his money, then? * [V wh-] We need to consider how the law might be reformed. * He was considering what to do next. * [V] I'd like some time to consider.
2 ~ sb/sth (as) sth to think of sb/sth in a particular way:
[VN-N] This award is considered (to be) a great honour. * He considers himself an expert on the subject. * These workers are considered (as) a high-risk group. * [VN-ADJ] Who do you consider (to be) responsible for the accident? * Consider yourself lucky you weren't fired. * [V (that)] She considers that it is too early to form a definite conclusion. * The Home Secretary will release prisoners only if he considers it is safe to do so. * [VN to inf] He's generally considered to have the finest tenor voice in the country. [also VN that]
3 [VN] to think about sth, especially the feelings of other people, and be influenced by it when making a decision, etc:
You should consider other people before you act.
4 [VN] (formal) to look carefully at sb/sth:
He stood there, considering the painting.
your considered opinion your opinion that is the result of careful thought

Consider at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Consider \Con*sid"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Considered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Considering}.] [F. consid['e]rer, L. considerare,
-sideratum, to consider, view attentively, prob. fr. con- +
sidus, sideris, star, constellation; orig., therefore, to
look at the stars. See {Sidereal}, and cf. {Desire}.]
1. To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination;
to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate

I will consider thy testimonies. --Ps. cxix.

Thenceforth to speculations high or deep I turned my
thoughts, and with capacious mind Considered all
things visible. --Milton.

2. To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.

She considereth a field, and buyeth it. --Prov.
xxxi. 16.

3. To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay
due attention to; to respect.

Consider, sir, the chance of war: the day Was yours
by accident. --Shak.

England could grow into a posture of being more
united at home, and more considered abroad. --Sir W.

4. To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.

Considered as plays, his works are absurd.

Note: The proper sense of consider is often blended with an
idea of the result of considering; as, ``Blessed is he
that considereth the poor.'' --Ps. xli. 1.; i.e.,
considers with sympathy and pity. ``Which [services] if
I have not enough considered.'' --Shak.; i.e., requited
as the sufficient considering of them would suggest.
``Consider him liberally.'' --J. Hooker.

Syn: To ponder; weigh; revolve; study; reflect or meditate
on; contemplate; examine. See {Ponder}.

Consider \Con*sid"er\, v. i.
1. To think seriously; to make examination; to reflect; to

We will consider of your suit. --Shak.

'T were to consider too curiously, to consider so.

She wished she had taken a moment to consider,
before rushing down stairs. --W. Black

2. To hesitate. [Poetic & R.] --Dryden.

consider at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I
consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation
quite as negatively as you do" [syn: {see}, {reckon}, {view},
2: give careful consideration to; "consider the possibility of
moving" [syn: {study}]
3: take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; "Take the
case of China"; "Consider the following case" [syn: {take},
{deal}, {look at}]
4: show consideration for; take into account; "You must
consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's
youth and was lenient" [syn: {count}, {weigh}]
5: think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the
possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your
mind" [syn: {debate}, {moot}, {turn over}, {deliberate}]
6: judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very
smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he
is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be
inferior" [syn: {think}, {believe}, {conceive}]
7: look at attentively [syn: {regard}]
8: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: {view},
{look at}]
9: regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem;
"Please consider your family"

consider at English (WD) Of Explained:


Alternative forms

* considre Inter: qualifier » archaic


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » consideren|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » frm Inter: term » considerer|lang=frm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » considero|considerare|lang=la.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /kənˈsɪdə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /kənsɪdɚ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-consider.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪdə(r)


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To think about seriously.
    1. : Consider that we’ve had three major events and the year has hardly begun.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To think of doing.
    3. : I’m considering going to the beach tomorrow.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To assign some quality to.
    5. : Consider yourself lucky, but consider your opponent skillful.
    6. : I considered the pie undercooked.
    7. Inter: quote-book » passage="What a charming amusement for young people this is, Mr. Darcy! There is nothing like dancing after all. I consider it as one of the first refinements of polished society."|title=Category: S - :Pride and Prejudice/Chapter 6|Pride and Prejudice|author=Jane Austen|year=1813
    8. Inter: transitiv » e To look at attentively.
    9. : ''She sat there for a moment, considering him.
    10. Inter: transitiv » e To take up as an example.
    11. : Consider a triangle having three equal sides.
    12. Inter: transitive » parliamentary procedure To debate or dispose of a motion.
    13. : This body will now consider the proposed amendments to Section 453 of the zoning code.

      Usage notes

      * In sense 2, this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Category: Appendix:English catenative verbs - .


      * Inter: sense » think about seriously bethink, reflect on

  • Inter: sense » think of doing think of, bethink
  • Inter: sense » assign a quality deem, regard, think of; see also Category: Wikisaurus:deem -
  • Inter: sense » look at closely regard, observe
  • Inter: sense » debate a motion deliberate, bethink
  • Inter: sense » include in an estimate or plan take into account

    Related terms

    Inter: top » 2
  • considerable
  • considerate
  • consideration

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • considerer
    • reconsider
    • all things considered

    Inter: botto » m


    Inter: trans-top » think about seriously
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|اعتبر|tr=i3tabara
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|обмислям
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|考慮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|考虑|tr=kǎolǜ|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|熟慮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|熟虑|tr=shúlǜ|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zvažovat, Inter: t- » cs|uvažovat
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|in acht nemen, Inter: t+ » nl|overwegen, Inter: t+ » nl|bedenken
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konsideri
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ottaa huomioon, Inter: t+ » fi|harkita, Inter: t+ » fi|punnita
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|considérer, Inter: t+ » fr|examiner, Inter: t+ » fr|réfléchir, Inter: t+ » fr|songer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|überlegen
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|konsidere
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שקל|tr=shakál, Inter: t- » he|לקח בחשבון|tr=lakákh b'kheshbón
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|megfontol

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|考慮|tr=kōryo-suru|alt=考慮する, Inter: t- » ja|熟慮|tr=jukuryo-suru|alt=熟慮する, Inter: t- » ja|よく考える|tr=よくかんがえる, yokukangaeru, Inter: t+ » ja|熟考|tr=jukkō-suru|alt=熟考する
    • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|considéther
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|고려하다|tr=goryeo-hada|sc=Kore
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|berécksichtegen, Inter: t- » lb|betruechten, Inter: t- » lb|consideréieren
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|vurdere
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rozważać
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рассматривать|tr=rassmátrivat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|рассмотреть|tr=rassmotrét'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|обдумывать|tr=obdúmyvat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|обдумать|tr=obdúmat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|meòraich, Inter: t- » gd|smaoinich, Inter: t- » gd|saoil
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|razmotriti, Inter: t- » sh|razmatrati
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|betänka, Inter: t+ » sv|tänka på Inter: qualifier » about an argument, Inter: t+ » sv|begrunda Inter: qualifier » to think deeply about an argument, Inter: t+ » sv|betrakta Inter: qualifier » about an object

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » think of doing
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|замислям
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|思考|tr=sīkǎo|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zvažovat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|overwegen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|harkita
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|songer, Inter: t+ » fr|envisager
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|שקל|tr=shakál
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|fontol, Inter: t+ » hu|fontolgat

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|vurdere
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rozważać
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|обдумывать|tr=obdúmyvat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|обдумать|tr=obdúmat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|smaoinich, Inter: t- » gd|saoil
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|razmisliti
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|considerar
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|fundera på, Inter: t- » sv|fundera över, Inter: t+ » sv|överväga

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » assign some quality to
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|اعتبر|tr=i3tabara
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|считам за
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|認為|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|认为|tr=rènwéi|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschouwen, Inter: t+ » nl|vinden
    • Finnish: pitää Inter: qualifier » + partitive + essive
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|considérer, Inter: t+ » fr|estimer
    • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|konsidere
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|החשיב|tr=hekhshív
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tart, Inter: t+ » hu|gondol

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|considerar
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|見なす|tr=minasu
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|considéther
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|으로 Inter: t+ » ko|생각하다|tr=euro saenggakhada
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|vurdere
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|uważać, Inter: t+ » pl|uznawać
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|рассматривать|tr=rassmátrivat'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|считать|tr=sčitát'|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|considerar
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|betrakta

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » look at attentively
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разглеждам
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschouwen, Inter: t+ » nl|observeren
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|observer

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|video
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|betrakte
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|obserwować, Inter: t- » pl|baczyć

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » take up as an example
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|nemen, Inter: t+ » nl|aannemen, Inter: t+ » nl|beschouwen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|prendre

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » debate or dispose of a motion
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разглеждам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beschouwen, Inter: t+ » nl|in Inter: t+ » nl|aanschouw Inter: t+ » nl|nemen
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|rozważać

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: konsideri

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: considerar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: rank » legal|spread|enter|967|consider|provided|Rome|twelve
    Category: Category:English catenative verbs -
    Category: Category:English reporting verbs -
    Translation: cs » consider
    Translation: cy » consider
    Translation: de » consider
    Translation: et » consider
    Translation: el » consider
    Translation: es » consider
    Translation: fa » consider
    Translation: fr » consider
    Translation: ko » consider
    Translation: io » consider
    Translation: it » consider
    Translation: kn » consider
    Translation: kk » consider
    Translation: ku » consider
    Translation: la » consider
    Translation: lt » consider
    Translation: li » consider
    Translation: hu » consider
    Translation: mg » consider
    Translation: ml » consider
    Translation: my » consider
    Translation: nl » consider
    Translation: ja » consider
    Translation: no » consider
    Translation: pl » consider
    Translation: ru » consider
    Translation: sm » consider
    Category: simple:consider -
    Translation: fi » consider
    Translation: sv » consider
    Translation: ta » consider
    Translation: te » consider
    Translation: tr » consider
    Translation: vi » consider
    Translation: zh » consider