consider may suggest giving thought to in order to reach a suitable conclusion, opinion, or decision.
refused even to consider my proposal
study implies sustained purposeful concentration and attention to details and minutiae.
study the plan closely
contemplate stresses focusing one's thoughts on something but does not imply coming to a conclusion or decision.
contemplate the consequences of refusing
weigh implies attempting to reach the truth or arrive at a decision by balancing conflicting claims or evidence.
weigh the pros and cons of the case
Examples of consider in a Sentence
We are considering you for the job.
She refused to consider my request.
He seriously considered changing careers.
The jury has considered the evidence and reached a verdict.
The policy was well researched and well considered.
Please consider what I've said.
We never considered the possibility that the plan could fail.
He paused a moment to consider before responding.
You have to consider that he is only three years old.
When you consider how long she worked there, it's surprising that she would leave so suddenly. See More
Recent Examples on the WebFactors such as age, education level, pregnancy history, prior surgery, high blood pressure, and diabetes were considered in the research.—Cathy Cassata, Health, 14 Sep. 2023 Perhaps most memorably, his deputies raided the home of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, considered one of his harshest critics.—Rebecca Ellis, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 The ten books being considered for the award were originally published in seven different languages.—The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2023 Develop and lay out ground rules about your child's phone usage, considering things like time limits, as well as rules about social media and other apps.—Sona Charaipotra, Parents, 13 Sep. 2023 The Supreme Court decision in June said colleges are no longer allowed to consider an applicant’s race in order to admit a diverse class.—Arcelia Martin, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 An 1869 case involving Caesar Griffin, a Black criminal defendant, is considered the first major judicial opinion on Section 3, according to a 2021 law review article from Gerard Magliocca, a law professor at Indiana University who has extensively studied the provision.—Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 13 Sep. 2023 The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is considered Mexico’s second most powerful drug cartel after the Sinaloa Cartel.—Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 13 Sep. 2023 Nasal sprays that contain the ingredient are still considered effective, as well as when it is used in surgery or to dilate the eyes.—Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French considerer, from Latin considerare to observe, think about, from com- + sider-, sidus heavenly body